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Synthesis Report on New Regional Evidence of Scaling Up National Responses to Children Affected by AIDS

This synthesis discussion paper is part of a study commissioned by UNICEF to document the evolution of national responses for children affected by HIV and AIDS (CABA) and the lessons learned in addressing the challenges to scaling up services for them.

Under Recognized Cadres of HRH in Africa - Professionalizing the Social Service Workforce

This document, a draft awaiting publication, provides an overview of the social service workforce (SSW) in Africa.  The first section describes the need for a strong SSW, defines the workforce broadly, and describes the functions that it provides. The next section examines the current status of the...

Institutional Capacity Assessment of the Department of Social Services, Zimbabwe

Oxford Policy Management and Jimat Development Consultants were engaged by the Ministry of Labour and Social Services (MoLSS) to carry out a Capacity and Institutional Assessment of the Ministry’s Department of Social Services (DSS). The purpose of the assignment is to assess the Department’s human...

An Assessment of the Public Sector Social Service Workforce in Ethiopia

This document presents results from an assessment that was conducted in 2013 to better understand the current status of the public sector social service workforce in Ethiopia.  The assessment process entailed gathering basic information from six selected regions, documenting common social services...

Child Protection Systems: Mapping and Assessing Eastern and Southern Africa

This report outlines the global context that ESAR is operating in with respect to child protection, highlights the programming that has been undertaken to date on child protection systems, outlines lessons learned from the support being provided by Maestral International to map and assess child...

Protecting Children in Malawi: A report on the major findings of the mapping and assessment

This report is on the mapping and assessment of the child protection system that was undertaken by the Government of Malawi. UNICEF and the other United Nations agencies are committed to supporting the Government of Malawi in achieving its goals stated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy...

Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

The objective of this child protection systems mapping and analysis is to provide stakeholders with a descriptive profile of their existing system, and an initial assessment of its contextual appropriateness and relevance to the populations being served.

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Leadership Competency Framework

The purpose of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) is to build the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children and families. The NCWWI focuses on activities that support the development of child welfare leaders in public, private, and tribal...

Learning and Living Leadership: A tool kit

The purpose of this tool kit is to enable emerging child welfare leaders to learn how to liveleadership through multiple activities that link to the child welfare leadership competencies detailed in the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Leadership Competency Model.

Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): Coaching manual

The Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) seeks to develop leadership skills for sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.

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