Draft Social Policy Framework for Africa

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Draft Social Policy Framework (SPF) for Africa emanating from the Third Ordinary Session of the Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union (Johannesburg 2005).
The underlying principles of the SPF are to foster investments and social integration. The framework aims at combining employment and income distribution policies for poverty reduction. The objective is sustainable social development focusing on social integration with access to basic social services.
In particular, the SPF is intended to:
• strike a balance between access to the labour market and access to basic social needs and rights;
• demonstrate the urgency of harmonizing the key sectors in order to combat poverty; and
• get national and international players involved in the regional components/programmes set out in the SPF

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