Population and Development Information & Knowledge Service of the National Population Unit
Government Outcome: An efficient, effective and development-oriented public service, and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship
DSD Outcome: Increased capacity to mainstream population issues into development plans and activities.
Population and Development Information & Knowledge Service of the National Population Unit supports the NPU in the following objectives:
- Increase capacity to integrate population factors into development plans and programmes
- Increase understanding of South Africa's population trends and dynamics, through research, monitoring and evaluation
- Increase awareness and understanding of Population Policy, and implications for policy-making and planning
- Promote dialogue, collaboration and cooperation on population and development integration
International Conference on Population and Development - ICPD
ICPD Plan of Action beyond 2014
The South Africa Population Policy and Review Process 2000 - 2015
This population policy is complementary to the national development plans and macro-economic policies of the Reconstruction and Development Programme and the Growth, Employment and Redistribution Strategy. The national population policy primarily seeks to influence the countrys population trends in such a way that these trends are consistent with the achievement of sustainable human development.
This report operationalises the new paradigm for population and development that was introduced by the Reconstruction and Development Programme and the population policy. It propagates an approach that departs from the population planning paradigm, to a participatory and responsive approach that searches for what is best for sustainable human development. It is not judgmental, but rather seeks to refine strategies and programmes in a manner that will optimise their outcomes for all South Africans. Ironically, the report illustrates that population trends have overtaken even the recent RDP assertions around population growth, although the paradigm remains as relevant as when conceived.
The purpose of this review was to evaluate progress with the implementation of the 1998 White Paper on Population Policy for South Africa and the Programme of Action of, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 1994, during 1998-2008. The review is part of a broader process to identify challenges and priorities that will guide the development of a five-year strategy on Population and Development for the period 2009 to 2014. This report is based on eight thematic background papers compiled by officials in the National Population Unit, in conjunction with reputed researchers in the respective fields of study.
Fifteen Year Progress Review Of The Implementation Of The Population Policy For South Africa (1998) And The International Conference On Population And Development (ICPD) Programme Of Action (1994) @20
The purpose of this review was to evaluate progress with the implementation of the White Paper on Population Policy for South Africa (1998) and the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) (1994) during the 2009 – 2014 period; thus following on the review that was done for the 1994 – 2009 period. This report is based on 12 thematic background papers compiled by the National Population Unit’s research and policy monitoring managers.