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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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Lessons learned from evaluating care and support programmes for HIV-affected children and families in South Africa

May 8, 2017

A structured review was conducted of five evaluations on vulnerable children programs conducted by Tulane University in South Africa between 2010 and 2016. This brief summarizes the lessons learned from those evaluations such as keeping ethical considerations at the forefront, collaborating with program partners, and adapting evaluation designs to local contexts.

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New study reveals nearly one third of HIV clients travel outside of their Local Government Area (LGA) for health care in Nigeria

May 8, 2017

For the most significant epidemiological impact, PEPFAR 3.0 is focusing investments on the highest impact interventions in key geographic areas where data demonstrate the highest prevalence of HIV. 4Children conducted this study to map the catchment area of the comprehensive HIV care and treatment facilities to show the spatial relationship between the clients’ residences compared… 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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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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Integrated programming for improved child outcomes in Namatumba, Uganda: Case study in child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

This case study describes the process, methods and results of the approach promoted by World Education’s Bantwana Initiative (“Bantwana”) under two USAID/PEPFAR-funded consortium projects in Uganda: SUNRISE-OVC, a systems-strengthening project primed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance partnering with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), and STAR-EC, an HIV care and treatment project… View Article

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OVCimpact.org: A Community of Practice hosted by MEASURE Evaluation

February 10, 2017

OVCimpact.org is a Community of Practice created by the MEASURE Evaluation Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) team to encourage learning on the implementation of the OVC survey toolkit and the collection of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Essential Survey Indicators. OVCimpact.org hosts resources and webinars and aims to increase dialogue between implementing partners and… View Article

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The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the DRC

February 6, 2017

Girls at early stages of adolescence are vulnerable to violence victimization in humanitarian contexts, but few studies examine factors that affect girls’ hope in these settings. Lindsay Stark, director of the CPC Learning Network, Khudejha Asghar, CPC senior research associate, Sarah Meyer, CPC faculty affiliate, Kathryn Falb, technical advisor at the IRC, and colleagues… View Article

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