Sub-Saharan Africa

Connection cash with care for better child well-being: An evaluation of a Family and Community Strengthening Programme for beneficiaries of the Child Support Grant

Posted By: • May 20th, 2019

Over 12 million children, or 63% of all children in South Africa, received a Child Support Grant(CSG) in 2018. The CSG is a monthly cash transfer that has had a positive impact on child nutrition and school attendance and reduces income poverty in poor families with children.

Complementary family strengthening interventions are widely advocated to accelerate the positive effects of cash transfers locally and internationally. It is anticipated that these strategies could mitigate psychosocial, systemic and structural risks that compromise child well-being in disadvantaged families Read More

Catalyzing Business Skills: For Caregivers – Trainer’s Guide

Posted By: • May 20th, 2019

Making Cents International (Making Cents), in partnership with ChildFund International, developed the Catalyzing Business Skills curriculum for the Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children into Families (ESFAM) project in Uganda. The curriculum aims to build the financial literacy and business knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for adult members/caregivers participating in savings groups who are interested in engaging in successful income generation activities. Read More

RISE Learning Network Evaluation Report

Posted By: • January 29th, 2019

We are very glad to share the executive summary of the evaluation report of the RISE Learning Network which was conducted earlier in October 2018. The executive summary presents the highlights of the findings and recommendations from the evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to establish progress against each objective and to assess if the theory of change and ways of working were effective for sharing learning and in bringing about change in policy and practice. Recommendations are made to inform future work around recovery and reintegration from child sexual exploitation. This evaluation was undertaken by an independent evaluator, Joanna Wakia and commissioned by Family for Every Child. Read More

Guidance on ethical considerations in planning and reviewing research studies on sexual and reproductive health in adolescents.

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • October 31st, 2018

This document is intended to address commonly occurring situations and challenges that one faces in carrying out research with adolescents (people aged 10–19 years), the majority of whom are deemed not to have reached the recognized age of majority in their respective settings. To this end, adolescents aged 18 and 19 years are classified as adults in many settings and have the legal capacity to make autonomous decisions regarding their participation in research. In this document, the term “children” refers to people below the age of 18 years, and the term “minor adolescents” refers specifically to people aged 10–18 years. Read More

RISE Learning Project on the Monitoring & Evaluation of Reintegration of Children and Adolescents – Consolidated End-Term Report for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Posted By: • August 2nd, 2018

Since 2015, the RISE Learning Network has been promoting and facilitating learning on recovery and reintegration (R&R) approaches that improve outcomes for children and adolescents affected by sexual exploitation (CSE) in three focus regions  – Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.  Read More

Webinar on Resilience: from Research to Practice

Posted By: • April 10th, 2018

Building with Bamboo presented their shared learning panel, Resilience: from Research to Practice, on Wednesday 28 March 2018.  16 practitioners and researchers participated at the webinar, they had the opportunity to learn about the latest lessons and challenges experienced by Resilience Champions during the learning and innovation cycle 3, and also, to further discuss resilience in street-connected children. Please find here the webinar recording. Read More

Webinar on Case Management (Recording)

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • March 25th, 2018

Case management provides a framework for the professional management of child protection projects. It is important that individuals implementing a case management system are well supported and understand it fully. Case management is an important resource in providing the highest quality service to vulnerable children in very challenging circumstances. Read More

A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents

Posted By: • December 11th, 2017

A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents uses the most current data to shed light on four specific forms of violence: violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. Read More