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Cash transfers and HIV/HSV-2 prevalence: a replication of a cluster randomized trial in Malawi

January 9, 2018

This study replicated research which was published in The Lancet in 2012: Effect of a cash transfer programme for schooling on prevalence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in Malawi: a cluster randomised trial. The replication included three objectives: perform a pure replication, a measurement and estimation analysis (MEA) and a theory of change… View Article

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Determinants of Effective Utilization of Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children by Caregivers in Kenya: A Case of Tigania West, Meru County

December 7, 2017

Kenya has a growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in the society because of HIV/AIDS, the deterioration of the traditional family structures, and change in family values. The government and their partners have been providing social assistance to poor households with orphans and vulnerable children through a cash transfer program while clearly communicating objective… View Article

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Key Issues Guide: Research with children and young people

December 7, 2017

Traditionally, research on issues affecting children and young people has tended to focus more on younger children, (the under-fives and school age children) or vulnerable children (orphans, ‘street children’ or child labourers). Similarly, many research and policy narratives have focused on the problems that children face, without always recognising how their choices – their agency… View Article

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HIV and Social Protection

December 6, 2017

This Guidance Note is part of the resource kit for high impact programming that provides easy, concise, and practical guidance on key areas of the AIDS response. It was produced by the UNAIDS Secretariat in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Working Group on HIV and Social Protection, Care, and Support. It incorporates expertise from UNAIDS and… View Article

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Coloring Book for Children in Savings Groups

October 27, 2017

This coloring book helps children learn about the importance of saving money, and is meant to be used either in children’s savings groups, or in adult savings groups in which children attend with their parents. It also teaches about children’s rights and responsibilities. Spanish version (30 pages)  

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Clinic to Community Referrals: Linking Health and Economic Outcomes to Improve Client Outcomes

October 24, 2017

A formalized network of referral providers is crucial for increasing access to a range of HIV and economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security (ES/L/FS) services for those in need, and for ensuring the long-term permanence of that service delivery. However, little information regarding creation of integrated, multi-sectoral referral networks and few standardized tools to facilitate… View Article

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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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