The DSD has confirmed that in preparation for the Annual Report on the National Plan of Action for Children, it is currently working with Stats SA and UNICEF on the Child Poverty Report.
The Department of Social Development (DSD) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, to provide an update on some of its current projects. According to the post, the department is working with Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on one of those projects.
The bodies are currently working on the Child Poverty Report, which will showcase the harsh realities faced by disadvantaged children, as well as how the lockdown has affected children. To paint a picture of the poverty and dire circumstances faced by many South Africans, the department revealed that some 1.4 million people received food through its feeding programmes.
The work that the department is doing with the aforementioned entities is said to be in preparation for the National Plan of Action for Children.
See the post below.
In preparation for the Annual Report on the National Plan of Action for Children, we supported @UNICEF_SA & @StatsSA on the Child Poverty Report and established a team made up of representatives from gov and civil society to coordinate the drafting of the report.
— Social Development (@The_DSD) October 28, 2020