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Improving child wellbeing and care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

January 18, 2017

This article discusses the results of a cross-country research project in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding the impact of social protection on loss of parental care, support to foster or kinship care and quality of care and wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa. The research conducted investigates a large-scale nationally implemented cash transfer and public works programmes in Ghana,… View Article

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A case for integrated development: pathways to improve child well-being

December 27, 2016

Integrated programming, and specifically integrating economic strengthening, into programs for improved childhood wellbeing, may be essential to ending the generational cycle of poverty. Under the Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening (STRIVE) project, value chain strengthening and savings groups were tested as interventions for improving childhood wellbeing. This article includes a… View Article

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Building HIV-sensitive social protection systems through the “Cash Plus Care” model: Findings from East and Southern Africa

December 22, 2016

The Cash Plus Care intervention started implementation in 2014 in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The intervention aims to build the evidence for operational guidance needed on the linking HIV/AIDS services to national social protection programs. This fact sheet provides some key learning after 18 months of implementation including these common observations: (1) Cash transfers are… View Article

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From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 21, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa has exponentially scaled up implementation of cash transfer programs. This important review documents the evidence base on cash transfers in the region and reflects on the development of social protection policies in eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter six looks specifically at social protection programs in OVC programs and the catalyst for cash… View Article

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Exploring Economic Strengthening within Family Reintegration

November 23, 2016

Retrak Ethiopia believes that its child protection and family strengthening initiatives could be further improved by better addressing economic issues within reintegrated families. This small research project was conceived to investigate the issues surrounding economic strengthening with Retrak Ethiopia’s reintegration programmes with the aim of seeking new ways to address the challenges. The study includes… View Article

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Cash transfers—magic bullet or fundamental ingredient?

November 14, 2016

This article provides commentary on research examining The effects of conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence in young women in rural South Africa. The authors advise implementers to be careful to give adolescents care and to pay careful attention to context in the scale up of social protection programs.

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The effect of a conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence in young women in rural South Africa (HPTN 068): a phase 3, randomised controlled trial

November 14, 2016

Preventing HIV infection in young women is key to creating an AIDS-free world. Cash transfers have been proposed as a key intervention to reducing HIV acquisition in young women. This is the first randomized controlled trial examining the effect of a cash transfer conditional on school attendance on HIV incidence in young women in sub-Saharan… View Article

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Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support into Economic Strengthening Programmes

September 19, 2016

This resource includes a step-by-step guide for practitioners working with children affected by HIV and AIDS, poverty and conflict. They were written through a consultative, participatory process and can be used either as guidelines for program design or as background information. The six steps start with enhancing the scope of psychosocial support in economic strengthening… View Article

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Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Wellbeing

September 12, 2016

Social protection is recognized as a best practice, but how can it be implemented in a way that is best for children’s protection and wellbeing? This research includes results from qualitative studies in Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa to add to the body of knowledge on improving implementation strategies for social protection interventions.

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Policy Brief on Resourcing Resilience: The case for social protection for adherence and HIV-related outcomes in children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa

August 10, 2016

This policy brief on the longer report (published under the same name) gives a summary of the evidence on known risk factors for non-adherence among adolescents living with HIV and key findings on how social protection can support treatment outcomes. The brief ends by making the case that child and adolescent-friendly social protection is feasible… View Article

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