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Viewing Party Toolkit: 4th Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium

April 24, 2017

WHAT IS A VIEWING PARTY? A viewing party is an opportunity to gather together with colleagues and fellow social service workforce advocates to remotely participate, share information, expand knowledge, and discuss important issues in case management approaches that strengthen the social service workforce and delivery of services to vulnerable children and families. WHY HOST A… View Article

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Methodologies to Capture the Multidimensional Effects of Economic Strengthening Interventions

April 24, 2017

This brief presents strategies for examining the multidimensional effects of economic strengthening interventions with a specific focus on the health and well-being of adolescent beneficiaries aged 10–19, highlighting both research gaps and opportunities. The brief provides a snapshot of of projects which sought to obtain data on economic strengthening interventions and their effect on adolescent… View Article

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“She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty” Understanding Why Child Marriage Persists in Kenya and Zambia

April 20, 2017

Through an in-depth qualitative research approach in Kenya and Zambia, the International Center for Research on Women endeavored to 1) explore and document the contextual factors that both promote and prevent child marriage; and 2) understand the process by which adolescent girls get married. Interviews revealed that parents and community members are opposed to child… View Article

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Policy Briefs: Latest evidence on HIV-sensitive social protection and cash+ programming

April 20, 2017

UNICEF and partners including RIATT-ESA have developed policy briefs based on the latest evidence on HIV-sensitive social protection and cash-plus programming. The key overarching message in the six briefs is that combination social protection is an important way to improve HIV outcomes in adolescents by ameliorating the socioeconomic deprivations that increase risk of HIV infection… View Article

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Caregiver mental health and HIV-infected child wellness: perspectives from Ugandan caregivers

April 20, 2017

The link between maternal depression and anxiety and poor child outcomes is well established; this study sought to create a contextually informed conceptual framework by talking with women dealing with symptoms of anxiety and depression who are caring for a child living with HIV. Results from the qualitative study demonstrate a multi-directional relationship between… View Article

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It helps me live, sends my children to school, and feeds me: a qualitative study of how food and cash incentives may improve adherence to treatment and care among adults living with HIV in Tanzania

April 20, 2017

Lack of money is a barrier to HIV treatment and financial/in-kind incentives can improve outcomes in HIV treatment, but the mechanism of cash as an incentive is unclearn. This study unpacks the question of how financial incentives act to improve retention in care and ART adherence. Through in-depth interviews with clinic clients, found that the… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Savings Account

April 4, 2017

Through the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), the Population Council and partners implemented a social, health, and economic asset-building program for over 10,000 vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10–19 years in Zambia. This learning brief focuses specifically on the third intervention of the AGEP program: a savings account designed to be specifically girl-friendly. The brief describes… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and Evaluation Midterm Technical Report

April 4, 2017

Adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy, and HIV. The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP) is a six-year randomized controlled trial that set out to measure the effect of a social, health, and economic assets program on the health and education outcomes of vulnerable adolescent girls in rural and urban sites across… View Article

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East African Community Child Policy

April 3, 2017

The East African Community (EAC) is comprised of the five partner states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. The Child Policy, released in 2016, is intended to standardize child wellbeing policy and sharing across the member states. The policy document includes situational analysis of each member state and international and… View Article

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Estimating numbers of orphans and vulnerable children: A Test of Regression Modeling

March 28, 2017

Is it possible to estimate the number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in a country by using published final reports of standardized surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys? The PEPFAR OVC technical working group asked MEASURE Evaluation to develop procedures, using existing data, to estimate the sizes of OVC groups having high… View Article

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