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South African Child Gauge 2017

The 2017 edition of this report monitors progress toward realizing children’s rights under the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of nurturing care and inclusive, enabling environments. The publication culminates in a call to action for greater progress.

A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents

The report shows the magnitude of violence against children and calls on national governments to take action to eliminate all forms of violence. In order to implement these plans and policies, the report calls for functioning social service systems with well trained social service workers.

Cash Plus in Practice - Integrating nutrition and access to services in the PSNP in Ethiopia

The pilot of this cash plus program tested a model of case management and integrated package of nutrition-sensitive interventions delivered by social workers.

Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Case studies from several countries in Asia provide examples of designing and delivering social protection programs for informal sector workers.

Implementing and Improving: A national case management system for child protection in Zimbabwe

This report reflects the evolution of the cash transfer program in Zimbabwe and impactupon child protection case management coordination.

From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.

Evaluation qualitative des effets protecteurs du programme de renforcement économique et de la sensibilisation des ménages extrêmement pauvres sur la protection des droits de l’enfant au Burkina Faso

L’évaluation qualitative aide à apprécier les relations ou les corrélations entre les changements intervenus et le renforcement économique des ménages du programme, les effets des séances de sensibilisation sur les attitudes et pratiques des ménages par rapport aux droits de l’enfant, de façon...

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially...

Improving Child Wellbeing and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

Adequate transfer size, availability of child care services, greater use of sensitisation opportunities, and appropriate roles and responsibilities for social workers and other programme staff are crucial for improving positive impacts and reducing potential negative side effects.

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