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Cash transfers for HIV prevention: what do young women spend it on? Mixed methods findings from HPTN 068

September 11, 2017

Social grants have been shown to have positive effects on health and well-being, however, the question has remained whether this type of intervention would be appropriately directed to adolescent young women. This study is one of the first to document the spending patterns of young African women directly receiving cash transfers as part of HIV… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Economic Vulnerability Indicator Guide

September 1, 2017

Vulnerability is a complex and multi-faceted concept, and there is no single tool that can predict how economic characteristics will influence a girl’s sexual risk. This tool is not intended to generate a quantitative vulnerability score, or to be used for program targeting. Instead, indicators are intended to be analyzed individually as relevant to program… View Article

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Knowledge for Children in Africa: 2017 Publications Catalogue

August 7, 2017

The 2017 catalogue features 287 reports and studies that UNICEF and its partners are generating on the situation of children and young people on the continent. The publications cover a wide range of topics, which are organized in the catalogue under regional and thematic categories. The categories most relevant to the OVCsupport.org community include the… View Article

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Practitioner Guide: Job Aid for Referral Counseling

July 28, 2017

This guide is an accompaniment to a job aid that the LIFT II team created. The job aid and guide were written following a qualitative assessment for the purpose of supporting service providers in delivering a standardized and comprehensive referral counselling experience for clients. Beginning with an explanation of the purpose of the job aid… View Article

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Job Aid for Referral Counseling

July 28, 2017

The job aid is designed for use by 1) LIFT II referral volunteers (RVs) and field supervisors (FSs), 2) staff at NACS sites, and 3) the staff of organizations within the LIFT II referral networks (RN). The primary objective of the job aid is to improve the quality and consistency of referral counselling offered by… View Article

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The Economic Case for the Expansion of Social Protection Programmes

July 7, 2017

This brief brings together the critical mass of evidence emerging from recent rigorous impact evaluations of government-run cash transfer programmes in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This brief summarizes the evaluation findings that social protection programs have economic and productive impacts for the economy, for the poor and for national development. A key lesson learned… View Article

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Vulnerability Assessment Handbook for Economic Strengthening Projects

May 9, 2017

The ASPIRES Vulnerability Assessment Handbook for Economic Strengthening Projects provides guidance for implementers looking to understand the economic vulnerabilities and strengths of their participant populations. The handbook includes a framework for understanding economic vulnerability in the HIV context and common research methods for assessing vulnerability. The handbook brings theory to practice by reviewing field-tested tools… 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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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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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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