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From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.

A Foot in the Door: A report on the Child Community Care Study evaluating the effect of CBO support on child wellbeing in HIV-affected communities

Research is starting to emerge that highlights the benefits of intervention of programs to address the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV and AIDS involvement. The report reviews the impact of the workforce, differentiating between paid staff and volunteers.

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America

The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be...

Home-Based Care (HBC) Needs Assessment among U.S. Government-Supported Areas in Tanzania

To address the HIV epidemic and meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—adopted home-based care (HBC) as a component of the continuum of care promoted by WHO and PEPFAR. This study aims to better...

Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Proceedings of a workshop

This report is a summary of a workshop aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults.

Evaluation qualitative des effets protecteurs du programme de renforcement économique et de la sensibilisation des ménages extrêmement pauvres sur la protection des droits de l’enfant au Burkina Faso

L’évaluation qualitative aide à apprécier les relations ou les corrélations entre les changements intervenus et le renforcement économique des ménages du programme, les effets des séances de sensibilisation sur les attitudes et pratiques des ménages par rapport aux droits de l’enfant, de façon...

Using Data

This document provides a brief summary of a journal article that highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in their day-to-day work and decision-making. Results from this study highlight that supervisor support...

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially...

INEE Background Paper on Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning for Children and Youth in Emergency Settings

The purpose of this paper is to clarify relevant terminologies and approaches relating to psychosocial well-being and social and emotional learning (SEL) in education in crisis-affected contexts, and to explore how psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning relate to one another.

Making the Children of Key Populations a Priority for Equitable Development

This paper makes recommendations for how to better meet the needs of children of key populations affected by both HIV/AIDS and stigma due to association with their parents.

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