The thesis examines how changes of government affect social protection policy reform, through case-studies of Zambia and Malawi (using process tracing) and a broader analysis of East and Southern Africa (using quantitative data).
ASRU's director, Rebecca Hodes, in collaboration with the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, has co-authored the first-known programming and advocacy report to capture the impacts of COVID-19 from the perspectives of women living with HIV and using drugs.
Professor James Jackson, formerly of the University of Michigan in the USA. James was director of the Institute for Social Research at Michigan from 2005 to 2015. Like his predecessor, David Featherman, James was a strong supporter of and friend to the CSSR. In 2010, James flew from the USA to Cape Town to participate in the second institutional review of the CSSR. James himself was a pioneer in quantitative research into the lives of black Americans, including on their migration within the USA or from other parts of the world (including the Caribbean) to the USA. For more on James’ remarkable life and career, see this 2014 conversation.