Child Sensitive Social Policies Conference 2015



Child protection

A child’s chance to survive and thrive is much greater in 2015 than it was when the global community committed to the MDGs in 2000.

We owe our progress towards achieving the MDGs to political will and the drive of communities to improve their own lives. But we also owe a great deal to the credibility, availability and depth of data, which have improved exponentially since 1990.

25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is the World a better place for children?
A collection of essays and viewpoints marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. There is much to celebrate since the Convention was adopted in 1989, from declining infant mortality to rising school enrolment.

Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children
A child’s chance to survive and thrive is much greater in 2015 than it was when the global community committed to the MDGs in 2000.

The impact of the Harmonised Social Cash Transfers on local economy
Local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) simulation methods are used to assess the likely impacts of cash transfers on the local economy.

Reaching the poorest and most vulnerable with cash transfers in Zimbabwe
The Harmonized Social Cash Transfer (HSCT) is an unconditional cash transfer introduced in 2011 by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (MPSLSW) to “strengthen purchasing power of 55,000 ultrapoor households, who are labour constraine

Evidence from Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey - Cash Transfers
The Harmonized Social Cash Transfer (HSCT) is an unconditional cash transfer introduced in 2011 by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (MPSLSW) to “strengthen purchasing power of 55,000 ultrapoor households, who are labour constraine

UNICEF Statistics on children in Africa 2014
In Africa, mortality rates among children under five decreased by 45 per cent between 1990 and 2012, but still half of the world's 6.6 million under-five deaths occur in Africa.

Zimbabwe: Caregivers Manual
Zimbabwe has one of the biggest HIV/AIDS pandemics in the sub-Saharan region with an estimated total of 1.6 million children having been orphaned by HIV/AIDS to date.

Zimbabwe: National Child Participation and Protection Guidelines
These Guidelines were developed in Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Labour and Social Services with the support of UNICEF and Save the Children UK and with the participation of children.

Report on Harmful Social and Cultural Practices: Our Collective Responsibility
It is imperative that children are protected from all forms of harmful cultural and social practices in order for them to realize their full potential.

Baseline Report for the Impact Evaluation of Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Social Cash Transfer Programme
According to preliminary data from a recent evaluation by the American Institutes for Research and some local agencies, the Harmonized Social Cash Transfer (HSCT) program being implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe and UNICEF has ...

Final Report: Promising Quality Assessment August, 2013
2013 - This report presents the findings of the “Independent Assessment of Specialised Child Protection Service Provision in Zimbabwe”.

Qualitative research and analyses of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa - Zimbabwe Country Case Study Report
2013 - This report presents analysis and findings from a qualitative research case study conducted in October 2012 in Zimbabwe.

Role of each stakeholder in the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer (HSCT)
2013 - A flyer outlining the role of each stakeholder in the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer [HSCT].

National legal assistance for children stategy 2012 - 2015
2012 - By the end of 2015, it is envisaged that 100% of children in contact with the justice system will receive appropriate legal assistance. This document outlines the legal assistance model by which service delivery can be strengthened, scaled up.

Protocol on the Multi-Sectoral Management of Sexual Abuse and Violence in Zimbabwe
2012 - The Protocol promotes a coordinated and integrated approach to sexual violence and abuse and reinforces this responsibility by outlining the principles that guide responses and setting out the roles and responsibilities.

Rapid Assessment of Child Protection Committees in Zimbabwe
2012 - Aimed to determine the numbers and current levels of functioning and capacity of CPCs at district and ward level to fulfil their statutory mandate for child care and protection.

Process and impact evaluation of the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) in Zimbabwe
2012 -BEAM is a demand-side response to the cost barriers affecting the ability of OVC to access education due to increasing poverty levels in the country. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify implementation gaps and inform future BEAM programming

Promising Quality: Making sure that we deliver excellent services for children
2012 - Monitoring and evaluating quality in child protection: a commitment to improving monitoring and evaluation in child protection in order to encourage accountability for results.

Key messages to HSCT beneficiaries
2012 - This flyer contains important information relating to the selection of beneficiaries; beneficiary information; entitlement; what is needed to collect cash at paypoints etc.

Zimbabwe Harmonized Social Cash Transfer Programme (HSCT)
2012 - Analysis of the process and results of targeting labour constrained food poor households in the first 10 districts.

Child Protection Fund for NAP II — Request for Proposal 2011
2011-The purpose of the Child Protection Fund for NAPII is to support the NAPII such that by 2013 the most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe are able to secure their basic rights through the provision of quality social protection & child protection services

Handbook on Child Rights and Child Care for Caregivers in Zimbabwe
2011 - This handbook is meant to empower caregivers in Zimbabwe's residential institutions with information and skills for caring for children of various ages and tendencies.

Demographic and Health Profiles of Children with Disabilities attending the Child Rehabilitation Unit
2011 - This analysis presents the systematic attempt to derive meaningful conclusions from existing data to inform the planning and programming processes and share these results with stakeholders and partners.

Apostolic Religion, Health and Utilization of Maternal and Child Health Services in Zimbabwe
2011 - This qualitative study on determinants of healthcare seeking behavior among Apostolic Faith community seeks to understand beliefs and practices that lead to acceptance or rejection of preventive and promotive health and social practices.

An Analysis of Child Sexual Abuse Cases reported to Family Support Trust clinics in the Period January 1, 2008 to September 2010
2011 - This study represents a retrospective analysis of 728 cases of child sexual abuse that were reported to four Family Support Trust Clinics in 2009; clinics located in Harare, Chitungwiza, Mutare and Beitbridge.

Lessons Learned from Ongoing Social Cash Transfer Programmes in Zimbabwe
2011 - The report summarises lessons learned from past and ongoing cash transfer programmes implemented by Government and by Non-State-Actors, and draws conclusions for the design of a national Government owned social cash transfer program.

National Action Plan For Orphans And Vulnerable Children Phase II: 2011 - 2015
2010 - The National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Phase II provide a framework for coordinated action to ensure that orphans, vulnerable children and their families, in Zimbabwe,have incomes and access to basic services....

Design of the Zimbabwe Harmonized Social Cash Transfer Programme
2010 - This report is part of a series of eight design reports and manuals which collectively provide background detail and operational guidance for the Government of Zimbabwe Harmonised Social Cash Transfer Programme.

Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Zimbabwe
2010 - The study provides an analysis of the social protection needs of children, of other vulnerable groups and of the households in which they live. It assesses to what extent ongoing interventions meet social protection needs and gives recommendations.

Child Protection Fund: Strategic Concept & Design
2010 - This proposal describes the multi-donor Child Protection Fund 2011-2013 for the National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Phase II (NAP II) from 2011 to 2015. CPF adopts a national child sensitive social protection approach.

An analysis of child abuse cases reported to Childline Zimbabwe in the period December 31st, 2008 to January 1st, 2010
2010 - An analysis of child abuse cases reported to ChildLine was performed, in order to base future programming and advocacy initiatives on available evidence, drawn from existing data.

An Analysis of Irregular Child Migration Patterns - Beitbridge Child Reception Centre Report December 31, 2006 to January 1, 2010
2010 - The Cross Border Project focuses on protection, provision of interim care and reunification for children on the move with their families. This analysis represents a comprehensive and systematic attempt to derive meaningful conclusions.

Institutional Capacity Assessment - Department of Social Services, Zimbabwe
2010 - Presents evidence-based recommendations for the development of a realistic strategy which could enable the Department to strengthen its capacity to provide increasingly effective and high quality policy and services responding to the needs of OVC.

My life now - An Analysis of outcome data: The Programme of Support to the National Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Zimbabwe 2006-2010
2010 - This study examines the extent to which vulnerable children in Zimbabwe utilise and benefit from the basic services identified in the NAP for OVC 2004-2010.



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