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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 workforce, including stock and distribution. It also includes performance data (to the extent it exists) and provides examples of workforce-strengthening initiatives underway to strengthen certain cadres in select countries. The third section discussed public sector strategies and budgets, Pre-Service Education, Professional Certification, and Licensure, Professional Associations and Councils and career progression. It closes with recommendations of what can be done to better support the SSW in Africa.