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Family Strengthening: A collection of best practices from Eastern Europe

This report is a compilation of assessments on best practices in family strengthening in middle-income countries in order to provide policy-makers, service providing organizations and child protection and child rights practitioners with a tool for program implementation.

Monitoring Child Protection within Humanitarian Cash Programmes

This study intends to inform the development and piloting of new approaches to integrating child protection concerns into multi-purpose cash monitoring frameworks.

Integrating Social Protection and Early Childhood Development: Open trial of a family home-visiting intervention, Sugira Muryango

This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households.

Cash Transfer Programming and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Review and opportunities to strengthen the evidence

This report summarizes the evidence for cash transfer programming and child protection in humanitarian contexts and recommends areas for action and further research. It highlights the gaps, needs, and opportunities found in the literature and confirmed by experts working across child protection,...

Towards Universal Social Protection for Children: Achieving SDG 1.3

This report shows how cash benefits are proven to have significant, wide-ranging, positive impacts on children’s lives, but that they must be part of integrated social protection and broader social policy programming that includes childcare and social services as well.

Where is Developmental Social Work as Social Work Practice Method in Tanzania? The case of Dar es Salaam Region

Developmental social work is a process of planned social change designed to promote the well-being of the population. The main objective of this study was to be realized by: examining social workers knowledge and perceptions towards developmental social work, identifying challenges faced by social...

Making Social Work Work

This report provides an overview of the role of professional social workers in relation to children without parental care (CWPC). It outlines the approaches to and the functions of social work across resource constrained countries. From this study the report provides a typology of the range of...

Service Providers as Champions for Non-Violent Childhoods

This guidance report reviews the experience of and lessons learned from service provision in social welfare, child protection and childcare, health care, education and law enforcement. It presents methods, tools and service models that have proven effective in preventing and responding to corporal...

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries

Social safety nets (SSNs) are a main policy tool to address poverty and vulnerability, and there is substantial evidence demonstrating positive effects on children’s health and human capital. This paper reviews evidence and develops a framework to understand linkages between non-contributory SSNs...

Social Protection and Disability in South Africa

This working paper launches a new series of publications that identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection systems and programmes. It finds that South Africa’s lifecycle system of social security transfers for disabled people, one of the such...

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