Towards a sustainable and effective CAO sector in South Africa: a cost benefit and qualitative analysis

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Y.D.Davids, L.Verwey, J.Marco, D.S.Seabe, M.D.Dipholo, I.V.Majosi, A.Bhagat
KEYWORDS: COMMUNITY ADVICE OFFICES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), GE Support Service (DED:CE), GE Support Service (BDE), GE Support Service (DCEO:OE), GE Support Service (HR), GE Support Service (IT), GE Support Service (LS), GE Support Service (IS), GE Support Service (RT), GE Support Service (IC), GE Support Service (SD), GE Support Service (PTA Caf), GE Support Service (OPS : Fac), GE Support Service (OPS: Build), GE Support Service (DCEO: Man), GE Support Service (Protect)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8526

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Abstract

The objective of the study is accordingly to provide credible, evidence-based arguments to inform the policy debate around public funding of CAOs in South Africa. Three fundamental research components are included: a desk-based review of the development of the CAO sector, a comprehensive fieldwork based qualitative and quantitative analysis of the current role and challenges of existing CAOs in South Africa, and a cost-benefit analysis which considers the economic argument in favour of core funding, by the state towards South African CAOs.