In 2017, the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) engaged the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation to build on and reinforce progress in advancing national efforts on behalf of children who lack adequate family-based care in Moldova. With the support of MEASURE Evaluation, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection (MOHLSP) conducted a participatory self-assessment of the national alternative care system. Specifically, the assessment measured Moldova’s status on implementation of the United Nations’ Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children. The purpose of the assessment workshop was to inform action planning to address priority needs identified in alternative care for children.
This report on the assessment is the first of two volumes. Volume 1 provides an overview of the assessment tool and methods used for conducting the assessment and presents the key findings of the assessment, by alternative care areas and system components. It also includes a summary of recommendations. Volume 2 presents the assessment tool and responses, a glossary of key terms, detailed recommendations, and a list of references. It also presents the country core team (CCT) membership and the assessment workshop participants.