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MER OVC Essential Survey Indicators – Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised by stakeholders involved in designing and implementing surveys to collect the PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators.  MEASURE Evaluation has compiled answers...

Greening the Profession: A missing perspective in contemporary social work practice in Zimbabwe

In interviews with 27 individuals from NGOs and government organizations, it is argued that social workers should aim to tackle current challenges being caused by environmental crises and become more highly trained and involved in environmental issues.

Enhancing Financial Literacy, HIV/AIDS Skills, and Safe Social Spaces Among Vulnerable South African Youth

A four-year longitudinal study of young people aged 14–24 in KwaZulu-Natal was carried out to test the impact of three evidence-based interventions. Participants in the study showed behavioral changes regarding self-esteem, financial matters and protection from HIV.

Training for Data Collectors on PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Essential Survey Indicators: Facilitator’s Guide

As part of its monitoring, evaluation, and reporting guidance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has launched a set of essential indicators for measuring the effectiveness of these OVC programs that address holistic well-being for children and their families over time.

Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Regional Report South Asia

More children than ever are at risk of being sexually exploited by travelers and tourists. With a steady increase in travel in the region and the explosion of the internet and mobile technology, perpetrators have more ways to maintain anonymity and reach children. Home-stays, voluntourism and the...

Improving Health and Social Outcomes for Children through the Use of a Community Caregiver Service Provision Model in Cote d’Ivoire

This study examined the impact of community caregivers (CC) on orphan and vulnerable children affected by HIV in Côte d’Ivoire. Study finding show that CCs have a significant impact on OVC lives, improving both social and clinical outcomes. OVC working with a CC had greater access to care than...

Children's Mental Health Service Needs and Utilization Patterns in an Urban Community: An epidemiological assessment

A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess children’s mental health service needs and utilization patterns for state planning efforts. The findings illustrate the importance of inter-agency collaboration and the need to consider reports of parents and teachers and different dimensions of...

The Evidence Matrix for the Social Service Workforce

The Evidence Matrix compiles available evidence on social service workforce strengthening and is a product of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Building Evidence for Social Service Workforce Strengthening Interest Group. The matrix was developed using key words and accessing multiple...

The Evidence Base on the Social Service Workforce: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Future Research Direction

This new report from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance aims to establish a clearer picture of the state of the current evidence, identify evidence gaps and suggest priority research needs.

The Social Service Workforce as Related to Child Protection in Southeast Europe: A regional overview

Summary and regional overview of the social service workforce—with a focus on those engaged in the child protection system— in southeast Europe today

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