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Unlocking the social value of employment through Social Employment
Episode 1521st September 2023 • Oxford Policy Pod • Students at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
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We are back from follow-up from our last episode on youth employment policy. We have Dr. Kate Philip again to discuss more in-depth Social Employment as a policy. Dr. Philip is the lead of the Presidential Employment Stimulus in South Africa, and the programmes she leads have employed more than 300.000 youth as social workers.

As we deep dive in the concept of Social Employment, Dr. Philip discusses what constitutes a robust Social Employment programme and how governments can make such programmes scalable through leveraging civil society and partnerships. We also discuss how employing Youth in Social Work unlocks the social value of labour and also brings advantages to the private sector.

The idea for this episode was by Dr. Philip, it was produced by Vitor Tomaz and edited by Paul Austin.