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The Cost and Economic Impact of Violence Against Children

The consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. While it is clear that ‘prevention pays’, levels of spending on preventive and responsive actions in relation to violence against children remain very low and are frequently not even...

Child Protection Systems Mapping and Assessment Toolkit User’s Guide

This Mapping and Assessment Toolkit aims to provide a practical and user-friendly method to enable participants in the child protection mapping process to identify the main country child protection risks within the rights framework, and to examine the scope and capacity of the existing child...

Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Regional Report South Asia

More children than ever are at risk of being sexually exploited by travelers and tourists. With a steady increase in travel in the region and the explosion of the internet and mobile technology, perpetrators have more ways to maintain anonymity and reach children. Home-stays, voluntourism and the...

Who Cares for Children? A Descriptive Study of Care-Related Data Available Through Global Household Surveys and How These Could Be Better Mined to Inform Policies and Services to Strengthen Family Care

This paper argues that better use and mining of existing national household surveys has great potential to inform child protection policy and programming, resulting in increased awareness of this information among child protection practitioners.

Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Developing Countries: A systematic review

Absence of properly trained and motivated workforce is a key constraint in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors of this research undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on motivation and retention....

Use of Location-Allocation Models in Health Service Development Planning in Developing Nations

This paper reviews the use of location-allocation models in health service development planning in the developing nations. The purpose of this review is to examine the suitability of these methods for designing health care systems and their relevance to overall development problems in such...

Not Enough There, Too Many Here: Understanding geographical imbalances in the distribution of the health workforce

The objective of this paper is to provide better a understanding of the determinants of geographical imbalances in the distribution of health personnel, and to identify and assess the strategies developed to correct and enhance them because vulnerable population do not have access to skilled...

Community Action for Child Protection: Global guidance on community-based child protection mechanisms

The community action for child protection guidance has been developed in consultation with Plan International staff across the world. Its aims are: to define what community-based child protection mechanisms are and are not, including their roles and responsibilities; to set out guiding principles...

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Entered into in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) helped to set ambitious targets around the world and re-shaped decision making by developing and developed nations. Yet, there is still more work to be done, and the new Sustainable Development Goals aim to build upon the goals and...

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