Western Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Western Africa. Browse resources by country or category for more specific information.

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UNICEF2 Dec 2017

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Senegal. 

Better Care Network 16 Nov 2017

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of its examination of Guinea’s periodic report to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The World Bank14 Nov 2017

This feature stroy from the World Bank describes a pilot social safety net program in Benin, financed by the World Bank, that is helping to reduce child trafficking to Nigeria.

Vanguard4 Nov 2017

The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a bill establishing a National Council of Social Work, according to this article.

Rebecca Quaicoe Duho - Graphic Online1 Nov 2017

Ghana held a national legislative consultative meeting to" usher in the review of laws that protect children in the country to conform to current societal trends," according to this article from Ghana's Graphic Online. The review of the laws will include the Children’s Act, the Juvenile Justice Act and other related laws. 

Spencer L. James, Jini L. Roby, Lindsay J. Powell, Bryan A. Teuscher, Kelsey L. Hamstead, Kevin Shafer - Children and Youth Services Review31 Oct 2017

This study assesses whether 157 children who spent time in a Ghanaian residential care facility but who have been reunified with their families scored differently on a battery of standardized child wellbeing measures than 204 children still living in residential care facilities using propensity score matching models. 

Sundiata Post 6 Oct 2017

The fifteen member states of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) have adopted the Strategic Framework for Strengthening National Child Protection Systems to Prevent and Respond to Violence.

MEASURE Evaluation 22 Sep 2017

International actors and representatives from Armenia, Ghana, Moldova, and Uganda convened in London September 11-15 2017 to learn and share experiences to inform the alternative care reform process in the four countries. 

Kazeem Ugbodaga - PM News18 Sep 2017

Lagos government has announced its concerns about institutionalization and the state's consideration of a review of adoption processes to address current practice gaps. 

MEASURE Evaluation and USAID15 Sep 2017

This infographic provides a historical timeline of the alternative care reform process in Ghana, marking key achievements in the establishment of policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs to improve the quality of care and protection for children without adequate family care.