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Establishing, Reviewing and Implementing National Plans of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Southern and East Africa: Lessons learnt and challenges
This report focuses on the experiences of Save the Children in monitoring, implementing and reviewing NPAs in Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Each of the country offices commissioned the documentation of case studies to identify promising practices and challenges around effective implementation of NPAs. This report consolidates these case studies and aims to draw lessons learnt from the various efforts undertaken by the country offices. The report analyses the differing processes that have been carried out in order to identify and develop a set of key messages and recommendations. Furthermore, this publication contextualizes the development of NPAs on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the context of current thinking around social protection for all children in need. It also highlights the debate between stand-alone NPAs and mainstreaming children’s issues into existing development strategies.