Change Ideas Policy Briefs

Change Ideas aims to empower you with comprehensive policy briefs, research findings, and expert perspectives on 10 key opportunities identified as pivotal for fostering sustainable change.

DGMT’s new initiative, Change Ideas, through policy briefs, advocacy and engagements with decision-makers and the public, aims to address issues facing South Africa, delve into their root causes, leverage proven research (both locally and internationally) and propose practical solutions that are readily scalable.

As a DGMT initiative, Change Ideas aligns with our organisation’s 10 opportunities which plays a significant role in breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty and helping our citizens escape the grip of inequality.

In the coming months, Change Ideas will develop policy briefs and related content. Six policy briefs have been developed as part of the launch. Explore them below.

Implementing the WHO Best Buys

This brief examines the World Health Organisation’s alcohol best buys and explores how they align with some of the proposed changes outlined in the draft Liquor Amendment Bill.

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Combatting alcohol harms: Introducing a Minimum Unit Pricing

This brief advocates for the introduction of a Minimum Unit Pricing policy as a crucial strategy to combat binge drinking.

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Closing the early learning gap for 3-5-year-olds

This brief explores universal access to quality early childhood development (ECD) at scale and how it can change the status quo and improve life trajectories.

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Double-discounted list of 10 budget-friendly food items

In this brief, DGMT and Grow Great focus on one practical intervention – 10 budget-friendly food items – which is about nutritious, cost-conscious foods.

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The Essential Package for Early Childhood Development

In this brief, we look at why an “Essential Package” of ECD services is needed to close the glaring gaps in ECD delivery.

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Children and Nutrition

In this policy brief, we examine the status and circumstances of our country’s children who feel the impact of hunger and malnutrition throughout their lives, starting in the womb.

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