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Child Protection Systems: Mapping and Assessing Eastern and Southern Africa

This report outlines the global context that ESAR is operating in with respect to child protection, highlights the programming that has been undertaken to date on child protection systems, outlines lessons learned from the support being provided by Maestral International to map and assess child...

Protecting Children in Malawi: A report on the major findings of the mapping and assessment

This report is on the mapping and assessment of the child protection system that was undertaken by the Government of Malawi. UNICEF and the other United Nations agencies are committed to supporting the Government of Malawi in achieving its goals stated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy...

Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

The objective of this child protection systems mapping and analysis is to provide stakeholders with a descriptive profile of their existing system, and an initial assessment of its contextual appropriateness and relevance to the populations being served.

Assessing the Human Resource Capacity for Implementation of the National Plan of Action for OVC

This document provides coordinators, stakeholders and implementers with a process, methodology, and tools for assessing government human resource capacity to lead and manage an effective implementation of the NPA.  

Foster Care Services for Children in Moldova

This report investigates the findings of the 2012 Evaluation of Implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan on the Reform of the Residential Childcare System for 2007-2012. In particular, the evaluation found that despite significant results in the number of children leaving residential...

National Survey of Institutions for Children in Rwanda

The purpose of the survey was to obtain an accurate picture of the current institutional system and the children living within it which can be used to inform decision-making regarding the implementation of the reform strategy and provide a baseline against which progress can be measured in the...

De-institutionalization Myth Buster

This publication gives an overview of the myths related to institutional care and deinstitutionalisation (DI) – the complex process of replacing a childcare system based on institutional care with a range of family-based alternatives for children and with services which prevent family breakdown.

Deinstitutionalisation and Quality Alternative Care – Lessons learned and the way forward

This paper aims to raise awareness on the perverse effects of institutionalization on children in the European context and calls for comprehensive system reforms, starting with a transition towards family and community-based care.

Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care

The Common European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care provide practical advice about how to make a sustained transition from institutional care to family-based and community-based alternatives for individuals currently living institutions and those living in...

EveryChild Moldova’s Programme Experience: Improving Children’s Lives through Deinstitutionalisation

This Program Review documents the evolution of the EvC Program since 1994, presenting the development of interventions to improve the lives of children through deinstitutionalization and identifying the best practices and lessons that may be relevant, useful and replicable to other initiatives and...