Health and Safety for Informal Workers
Social Protection and the Informal Economy
Exposure Dialogue Programme
The Political Economy of Paid and Unpaid Care
Urban Policies and the Informal Economy
Social Policy and Cash Transfers in South Africa and the Rest of Africa
Biographical sketch: Francie Lund is a Senior Research Associate specialising in social policy. She is the director of the Social Protection Programme of the global research and advocacy network, WIEGO - Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing. Trained as a sociologist and social worker, she practised as a grassroots organiser in the fields of early childhood development, and in urban infrastructure, with a special interest in participatory research methods as an organising tool. A longstanding research interest has been the impact of South Africa’s pensions and grants in mitigating poverty and redressing inequality. This led to her involvement in a range of policy interventions, including chairing the Lund Committee on Child and Family Support, in 1995, that led to the introduction of the Child Support Grant. She has been involved in the global debates around cash transfers, such as the Child Support Grant, as a form of intervention in addressing poverty and inequality. She is engaged locally and globally in research and policy advocacy around informal workers, especially regarding local government intervention, and around the provision of social security, and occupational health and safety. An emerging research interest is in occupational health and safety for informal workers. She is a Research Associate at the Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester.
Community Activities: 1. WIEGO network; International development donors; International Labour Office; UN Agencies; European Union; Africa Union Commission; World Bank; Regional Development Banks. Research and policy advice at global level includes policy dialogues, statistical inputs and case studies for their publications, strategic advice on funding effectiveness.
2. Public and social policy advice at national and global level. Effectiveness of pro-poor economic and social spending and programmes ; the design of the social security system; implementation of social services; social protection programmes for informal workers. Professor Lund also gives inputs to think tanks, workshops, formal meetings on issues to do with social security and social assistance programmes.
3. Work with local health and welfare non-governmental organizations. Advice on research; ad hoc talks and workshops on access to social services, effectiveness of health and social services
Heintz, J. and Lund, F. (2012). Welfare regimes and social policy: a review of the role of labour and employment. Geneva: UNRISD. Gender and Development Working Paper No. 17. More
Lund, F. 2012. Children, citizenship and child support: the Child Support Grant in South Africa. In Szreter, S. and Breckenridge, K. (eds.): Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 475 - 494.More
Lund, F. (2012) Ocupational health and safety for informal workers. Prayas, 7, February, p.11-13. More
Lund, F. (2011) A step in the wrong direction: linking the South Africa Child Support Grant to school attendance. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 19(1): 5 – 14.
Budlender, D. and Lund, F. (2011) South Africa: a legacy of family disruption. Development and Change, 42(4): 925 – 946.
Lund, F. and Marriott, A. (2011) Occupational health and safety and the poorest. School of Development Studies Research Report no. 88.
Lund, F. (2010) The global crisis, unemployment and HIV&AIDS: what role for public works programmes? Global Labour Column, 9 July, 2010.More
Lund, F. (2010) Hierarchies of care work in South Africa: Nurses, social workers and home-based care workers. International Labour Review 149 (4) 2010.More
Devereux, S. and Lund, F. 2010. Democratising social welfare in Africa, in Padayachee, V. (ed.) The Political Economy of Africa. Abingdon: Routledge. More
Lund, Frances, Michael Noble, Helen Barnes and Gemma Wright (2008) Is there a rationale for conditional cash transfers for children in South Africa? Working paper No 53.
Lund F. (2008) Paradoxes of social policy reform in South Africa. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, 20(2), 137-153.More
Adato M, Lund F and Mhlongo P (2007) Methodological innovations in research on the dynamics of poverty: A longitudinal study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. World Development, 35(2), 247-263.More
Lund, F. (2007) Changing social policy:the child support grant in South Africa. CapeTown: HSRC Press. ISBN 10 0-7969-2200-4
Download the Podcast of the debate hosted by the HSRC at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, on the question 'Do state pensions and grants create dependency?' held in November 2007. Featured in this podcast are the views of the author and researcher Professor Francie Lund; Dr Monde Makiwane, senior research specialist at the HSRC; and Hein Marais, a Johannesburg-based writer and journalist focusing on AIDS, political-economy and development issues.
Duration: 11 min 09 sec
Lund, F. (2006). Gender and social security in South Africa. In: Padayachee, V. (ed) The Development decade: Economic and social change in South Africa 1994-2004, Cape Town: HSRC Press, 160-179. More
Lund, F. (2006). Working people and access to social protection. In: Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Gendered Structure of ‘the Social’, Razavi S and Hassim S (eds), Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan, p217-233. More
Lund, F. 2006. ‘Working people and access to social protection’, in Razavi, S. and Hassim, S. (eds.): Gender and social policy in a global context: Uncovering the gendered structure of ‘the social’. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.More
Lund, F. and Ardington, C. (2006). Employment status, security and the management of risk: a study of workers in Kwamsane, KwaZulu-Natal. Working Paper, 45.
Lund F. and Nicholson J. (2006) Tools for advocacy: Social Protection for informal workers. Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising and Homenet Thailand, Durban, 44pp.
Posel D., Fairburn J.A. and Lund F. (2006). Labour migration and households: A reconsideration of the effects of the social pension on labour supply in South Africa. Economic Modelling, 23(5), 836-853. More
Chen, M., Vanek. J., Lund, F. and Heintz, J. with Jhabvala, R. and Bonner, C. (2005) Progress of the World’s Women: Women, Work and Poverty. New York: UNIFEM.
Case A, Hosegood V and Lund F (2005) The reach and impact of Child Support Grants: evidence from KwaZulu-Natal. Development Southern Africa, 22(4), p467-482.More
Chen, M. Vanek, J. Lund, F., Heintz, J. with R Jhabvala and C. Bonner.
(2005) Women, Work and Poverty. United Nations Development Fund for
Women (UNIFEM) (Progress of the World's Women: 2005).
Adato, M., Ahmed, A.U. and Lund, F. (2004) Linking safety nets, social protection, and poverty reduction : directions for Africa. (Brief) Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 6 pages.
Lund F. and Skinner C.(2004) Integrating the informal economy in urban
planning and governance. A case study of the process of policy development in
Durban, South Africa. International Development Planning Review, 26(4),
Case, A., Hosegood, V. and Lund, F. (2003) The Reach of the South African Child Support Grant: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal. Working Paper No. 38. More
Vaux T and Lund F (2003) Working women and security: Self Employed Women’s Associations’ response to crisis. Journal of Human Development, 4(2), p263-285. More
Lund, F. and Nicholson, J.(eds)(2003). Chains of production, ladders of protection: social protection for workers in the informal economy. Durban: School of Development Studies. 120pp.More
Skinner C (2003) Durban’s informal economy policy – content and progress with implementation. Democratizing Durban Workshop, University of Natal, Durban.More
Lund, F.(2002). Crowding in care, security and micro-enterprise formation: revisiting the role of the state in poverty reduction, and in development. Journal of International Development, 14(6), p681-694.More
Lund, F.(2002). Social security and the changing labour market: access for non-standard and informal workers in South Africa. Social Dynamics, 28(2), p177-206. More
Chen, M. Jhabvala, R. and Lund, F.: Supporting workers in the informal economy: a policy framework. Geneva: International Labour Office. (Working paper on the informal economy, 2).More
Lund, F. (2001) South Africa: transition under pressure. In: Alcock, P. and Craig, G. (eds), International Social Policy, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, p221-240.More
Lund, F. (2000). A Gendered Approach to Social Protection for Workers in the Informal Economy. (with S Srinivas). Geneva: International Labour Organisation. More
Lund, F. Skinner, C. and Nicholson, J. (2000) Street trading. Durban: School of Development Studies. More
Lund, F.(1999). Understanding South African social security through recent household surveys: new opportunities and continuing gaps. Development Southern Africa, 16(1), p55-67.More
Lund, F. and Skinner, C. (1999) Promoting the Interests of Women in the Informal Economy: An Analysis of Street Trader Organisations in South Africa. Research Report No. 19.More
Lund, F, J. (1998) Women Street Traders in Urban South Africa: A Synthesis of Selected Research Findings. Research Report No. 15.More
May, J. et al. (1998) Experience and perceptions of poverty in South Africa. Durban: Praxis Publishing.Student/s:
Ms Laura Alfers