Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014

dc.contributor.authorSiachiwena, Hangala
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-29T13:12:23Z
dc.date.available2016-08-29T13:12:23Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.description.abstractThe election of Michael Sata and his Patriotic Front (PF) party in 2011 led to the expansion of social cash transfers (SCTs) in Zambia, with the state taking over primary financial responsibility from foreign aid donors. Public discontent towards the liberal (or neoliberal) economic policies of the former ruling party, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), resulted in the resonance of populist strategies in urban centres and increased support towards interventionist policies. Sata and the PF capitalised on these demands by successfully using a populist electoral strategy that included “branding” themselves as pro-poor. In government, the PF shifted the emphasis of public policy from agriculture subsidies (which had been preferred by the MMD) to cash transfers and related social protection programmes. The government completed and published the country’s first National Social Protection Policy. This shift in policy was driven by the diffusion of ideas from donors through an influential “social democratic” faction within the PF. These ideas meshed with the PF’s strategic interests, because of popular support for statist policies among both the PF’s existing supporters (in urban areas and the north of the country) as well as prospective supporters in other rural areas who might be attracted away from other parties. Yet, a decision towards the end of Sata’s presidency to significantly increase spending on farm input subsidies presented a shift from the earlier programmatic reforms to a continuation of the forms of patronage that persisted under previous governments.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationSiachiwena, H. (2016). <i>Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21589en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSiachiwena, Hangala <i>Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21589en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSiachiwena, H. (2016). Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014. CSSR Working Paper No. 380. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-77011-367-1en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Siachiwena, Hangala AB - The election of Michael Sata and his Patriotic Front (PF) party in 2011 led to the expansion of social cash transfers (SCTs) in Zambia, with the state taking over primary financial responsibility from foreign aid donors. Public discontent towards the liberal (or neoliberal) economic policies of the former ruling party, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), resulted in the resonance of populist strategies in urban centres and increased support towards interventionist policies. Sata and the PF capitalised on these demands by successfully using a populist electoral strategy that included “branding” themselves as pro-poor. In government, the PF shifted the emphasis of public policy from agriculture subsidies (which had been preferred by the MMD) to cash transfers and related social protection programmes. The government completed and published the country’s first National Social Protection Policy. This shift in policy was driven by the diffusion of ideas from donors through an influential “social democratic” faction within the PF. These ideas meshed with the PF’s strategic interests, because of popular support for statist policies among both the PF’s existing supporters (in urban areas and the north of the country) as well as prospective supporters in other rural areas who might be attracted away from other parties. Yet, a decision towards the end of Sata’s presidency to significantly increase spending on farm input subsidies presented a shift from the earlier programmatic reforms to a continuation of the forms of patronage that persisted under previous governments. DA - 2016-06 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 SM - 978-1-77011-367-1 T1 - Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014 TI - Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21589 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSiachiwena H. Social protection policy reform in Zambia during the Sata presidency, 2011-2014. 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21589en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
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