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Key Findings and Recommendations: Isibindi mid-term review

This report is a compilation of data of the impact half-way through the five-year Isibindi program, and it makes recommendations for meeting or surpassing targets by the end of the program in 2018.

Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Social workers’ contribution to social justice and social development in South Africa and Uganda

This article presents case studies from South Africa, where social work is regulated by law, and Uganda, where social work is not professionally regulated, that show that developmental social work includes social, economic and environmental development activities and that social work can become a...

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support into Economic Strengthening Programmes

This resource includes six steps for enhancing the scope of psychosocial support in economic strengthening programs.

Health Inequalities and Intersectionality

Intersectionality as an approach and as a practice has emerged as one of the promising ways to promote health equity and social justice. It also helps us to consider how these positions interact with, and constituted by, social policy and social structures.

South African Child Gauge 2016

An annual publication that provides a snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children, the 2016 issue focuses on children social assistance.

Bridging the Gap: The impact of home visiting programs for orphans and vulnerable children on social grant uptake in South Africa

Cash transfer programs hold significant potential to mitigate the economic burdens resulting from the HIV epidemic and enhance the wellbeing of affected children. South Africa offers two cash transfers, and comparison studies show that OVC programs that are staffed with trained paraprofessionals...

32 Core Indicators: Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems

These 32 core indicators have been developed to measure the strength of national social service systems in the areas of leadership and governance, workforce, financing, information management systems, and coordination and networking.

UNHCR Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child

These Guidelines describe a formal mechanism to determine the best interests of the child (BID). BID systems should not, however, be established in isolation of other protection measures taken for the benefit of children falling under UNHCR’s mandate. The mechanism is thus designed as part of a...

Framework for Social Welfare Services – South Africa

This document − the Framework for Social Welfare Services − is the outcome of an intense process of reflection by the departments and partners involved in the service delivery system on the evolution of developmental services since the adoption of such policies as the White Paper on Reconstruction...

National Social Protection Policy of Ethiopia

Establishing Ethiopia’s social protection framework is part and parcel of an integrated approach to the progressive realization of social and economic rights noted in the constitution. This policy introduces a shift from the social welfare approach of the developmental social welfare policy to a...

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