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Social Workers as Environmental Preservation Vanguards: Zimbabwean professionals’ potential change agent roles

The article explores pathways for environmental social work engagement in Zimbabwe. The authors recommend inclusion of environmental issues in the social work curricula, including fieldwork and collaboration with state and non-state actors who are currently involved in environment justice.

Greening the Profession: A missing perspective in contemporary social work practice in Zimbabwe

In interviews with 27 individuals from NGOs and government organizations, it is argued that social workers should aim to tackle current challenges being caused by environmental crises and become more highly trained and involved in environmental issues.

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.

‘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...

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support into Economic Strengthening Programmes

This resource includes six steps for enhancing the scope of psychosocial support in economic strengthening programs.

End of Project Evaluation of USAID/Zimbabwe’s “Children First” Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project

ChildFirst was launched in March 2008 as USAID’s primary OVC intervention in Zimbabwe, with an end date of December 31, 2012. The program sought to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe by developing and improving on effective models of care and support for OVC and leveraging the...

Resourcing Resilience: The case for social protection for adherence and HIV-related outcomes in children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa

This powerful call to action summarizes and references strong evidence that early childhood is the basis of the future for individuals and for national development. The paper calls investors to recognize the multi-dimensionality of children’s wellbeing by funding holistic packages for young...

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....

Education for Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Predictors impacting school attendance

The Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are major campaigns on closing gaps on educational disparities. This study (N=124.592) examined the impact of these campaigns over eight years from five sub-Saharan African countries. Findings show that considerable progress has...

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