Sub-Saharan Africa

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce at Scale: Community Health Workers and the Expansion of First 1000 Days Services in South Africa

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce at Scale Community Health Workers and the Expansion of First 1000 Days Services in South Africa
The National Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy (NIECDP) (2015) is an important step in South Africa’s shift from a health system focused on curative, disease-based services to one based on prevention and health promotion. The NIECDP identifies a comprehensive vision of early childhood development (ECD) services to be delivered by 2030, seeking to strengthen and integrate these services across all government departments.

The Role of Social Service Workforce Development in Care Reform

The Role of Social Service Workforce Development in Care Reform illustrates key issues by drawing on the experiences of Indonesia, Moldova and Rwanda – three countries are in the process of reform. Each country's reform takes place within their own context and history, social and political system, protection structure and services, and social services education system.


Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems - Africa, Asia, Latin America

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems - Africa, Asia, Latin America, commissioned by the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development commissioned SOS Children’s Villages International to conduct a study on the possible issue of institutionalization in six South and Central American, Asian and African countries, in order to strengthen the knowledge of the European Commission on the nature, the extent and scope of institutionalization and feasibility of the de-institutionalization.


Addressing Equity and Quality through Investing in the ECD Workforce: Namibia's Challenges and Achievements

Home visiting programs for HIV-affected families: a comparison of service quality between volunteer-driven and paraprofessional models

Home visiting programs for HIV-affected families: a comparison of service quality between volunteer-driven and paraprofessional models investigated whether or not additional investment in paraprofessional staff translated into higher quality service delivery. The study, conducted in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was conducted over a two-year span. The results suggested that compensation and extensive training programs for home visitors are better able to serve and retain beneficiaries than volunteer home visiting programs.

 


End of Project Evaluation of USAID/Zimbabwe’s “Children First” Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project

Care for Caregivers: A psychosocial support model for Child and Youth Care Workers serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa

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Para Social Worker Training Manual & Curricula: Partnering to Strengthen the Capacity of Community-based Caregivers to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children