Research Papers and Reports

SALO periodically publishes research around key issues related to its work. Click on the titles below to read more or to access the papers in PDF format.

Policy Brief No 1 of 2017: Informal Economy and Cross-Border Trade between South Africa and Zimbabwe (17 Jan 2017)

The socio-economic significance of the informal sector, and Informal Cross-Border Trade (ICBT) in particular, is now widely acknowledged. Globally, the ILO estimated 50-75% of non-agricultural labour force to be in the informal sector.1 WIEGO’s estimates for Southern Africa put sub-region … Continue reading

GENDER, PEACE AND SECURITY AND THE 2030 AGENDA – A WAY FORWARD FOR SOUTH AFRICA by Anna Möller-Loswick, Tamara Naidoo, Richard Smith, Molly Dhlamini and Dr Showers Mawowa

In September 2015, South Africa – along with all UN Member States – adopted the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda, the new global development framework for the next 15 years. The 2030 Agenda, with its 17 goals and 169 targets, … Continue reading

Policy Brief 3 of 2016 – “Leaving No-one Behind” Strengthening Civil Society’s Role in the Implementation of Goal 16 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – 22 March 2016

This policy brief derives from proceedings of a multi-stakeholder workshop hosted by the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) in collaboration with the National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices (NADCAO) and African Monitor on the 22nd of March … Continue reading