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FACTORS INFLUENCING UTILIZATION OF CASH TRANSFERRED TO ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN RUNYENJES CONSTITUENCY, EMBU COUNTY, KENYA

August 13, 2019

Using a descriptive design, this study aimed to answer how demographic characteristics of caregivers influence utilization of cash transferred to OVC,to determine how home factors influence utilization of cash transferred to OVC, to determine how the frequency of cash transferred influence utilization of cash transferred to OVC and to establish how the attitude of beneficiaries… View Article

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Monitoring Child Protection within Humanitarian Cash Programmes

July 1, 2019

The study intends to inform the development and piloting of new approach to integrating child protection concerns into multi-purpose cash monitoring frameworks. The report summarizes findings from initial scoping studies in four countries. It also discusses a theory of change, monitoring challenges, links to existing initiatives and recommendations.

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Financial education for HIV-vulnerable youth, orphans and vulnerable children: a systematic review of outcome evidence

June 18, 2019

This study was designed to fill in some of the gaps in knowledge pertaining to financial education for OVC and improvements in health and HIV prevention. This review supports emerging evidence that plural interventions, combining sexual and reproductive health with financial education, are associated with positive health and economic outcomes for vulnerable youth and children… View Article

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Cash Transfer Programming and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Review and opportunities to strengthen the evidence

June 10, 2019

This report summarizes the evidence for cash transfer programming and child protection in humanitarian contexts and recommends areas for action and further research. It highlights the gaps, needs, and opportunities found in the literature and confirmed by experts working across child protection, cash transfer programming, and other relevant areas of humanitarian action and international development.

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Multiplication effect of sequencing life skills and social asset interventions

May 1, 2019

Through the DREAMS partnership in Lesotho, four organizations provide a core package of services and ensure that all enrolled adolescent girls and young women receive all services. Through CRS, the 4Children program is responsible for three linked elements: building social assets, strengthening families through social protection, strengthening families through positive parenting. These interventions are overlapping… View Article

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Conditional cash transfers to prevent mother-to-child transmission in low facility-delivery settings: evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Nigeria

January 23, 2019

Preventing HIV transmission from mother to child is possible, but it requires adherence to many steps in the prevention-of-mother-to-child (PMTCT) cascade. Nigeria has one of the highest rates of transmission to newborns with 1 in 3 children born with HIV being born in Nigeria. The government of Nigeria has scaled up provision of PMTCT services,… View Article

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Savings Groups for Adolescents and Youth Affected by HIV: A Technical Guide

January 14, 2019

The relationship between poverty and HIV is complex, but the evidence of that relationship has been so strong that household economic strengthening (HES) interventions are considered core to OVC programming. Informal saving and lending groups, or savings groups (SGs), are among the most commonly implemented HES interventions in the PEPFAR programming portfolio–historically, they have targeted… View Article

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The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2018

December 10, 2018

The report is based on the Child- Friendliness Index (CFI), which ranks 52 African nations on progress towards realizing the rights and wellbeing of children. The CFI rates Mauritius, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Morocco and Lesotho as the most child friendly African countries, while South Sudan, Central African Republic,… View Article

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Savings Groups: Competencies for Adolescents and Facilitation Guide

November 14, 2018

Spanish Resources for Adolescent Savings Groups SILC Facilitation Guide: Coloring book and Strengthening Competencies in Adolescents provides instructions for using the Strengthening Competencies in Adolescents manual and the coloring book in SILC groups. Color | Blanco y Negro (Black & White) The Strengthening Competencies in Adolescents manual strengthens SILC work with adolescents in schools and communities, and includes themes of savings, values, culture of peace, environment, life… View Article

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State of Practice: Savings Groups and the Dynamics of Inclusion

October 10, 2018

Over the past 25 years, development organizations have mobilized more than 700,000 savings groups in marginalized communities across 75 countries worldwide. Recent evidence, however, shows mixed results as to the effectiveness of savings group programs in targeting and reaching the most vulnerable populations. This state of practice report provides a comprehensive overview of the inclusion… View Article

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