Household Economic Strengthening

Poverty is a leading cause of child separation.  Families may be torn apart by the stresses of trying to provide for their basic needs, and children may be abandoned or exploited for financial purposes.  Household economic strengthening aims to reduce a family’s vulnerability to poverty, increase economic independence, and improve people’s ability to provide for their children.  

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Changing the Way We Care,

In Kenya, economic challenges often force families to place their children in residential care facilities (sometimes referred to as orphanages), leading to long-term negative impacts.

Changing the Way We Care,

This insight from Changing the Way We Care provides an overview of the household economic strengthening (HES) activities that were part of a holistic family strengthening approach in Kenya.

Ugo Gentilini - World Bank Group,

This paper brings together data, evaluations and practical experiences generated over the course of the pandemic to determine the impact of COVID-19 on cash transfers.

Robert D. Osei and Monica Lambon‐Quayefio - Review of Development Economics,

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program is Ghana's first social protection program to provide cash and health insurance to the poor and vulnerable. This study looks beyond the direct impact of the program and examines the indirect impacts on labor transitions as well as the engagement of children and the elderly in the labor market.

Debra J. Rog, Kathryn A. Henderson, Clara A. Wagner, Emily L. Abbruzzi - The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,

This study examines the benefits of subsidized housing with supportive services compared to subsidized housing alone.

Child Welfare League of Canada, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada,

In April 2021, the Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC), in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, led a series of cross-sectoral convenings with the goal of introducing a positive obligation for government and service providers to assist families who are experiencing difficulties in a context of poverty. This three-day event convened people across sectors to gain a better understanding of how the child welfare system responds to the conditions that place families at an increased risk of child protection involvement due to assessments of ‘neglect’. The goal of Beyond Neglect is to develop and champion evidence-based legislative frameworks that could help service providers and governments to better meet the needs of children, youth and their families.

Family Care First,

អង្គការ Save the Children រួមជាមួយអង្គការដៃគូចំនួន៧ កំពុងជួយលើកកម្ពស់សមត្ថភាពរបស់គ្រួសារទទួលផលក្នុងការថែទាំកូនៗរបស់ពួកគេ ដើម្បីសម្រេចឱ្យបាននូវសមទ្ធិផលនៃកិច្ចការពារកុមារប្រកបដោយភាពវិជ្ជមាន។ ដោយមានការគាំទ្រពីទីភ្នាក់ងារជំនួយសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកដើម្បីការអភិវឌ្ឃអន្តរជាតិ (USAID) និងសហភាពអឺរ៉ុប គម្រោង FCF|REACT កំពុងផ្តល់នូវការឧបត្ថម្ភសាច់ប្រាក់ប្រចាំខែ និងផ្តល់ការគាំទ្រដល់អ្នកផ្តល់ការថែទាំក្នុងការចាត់អាទិភាពនូវការចំណាយរបស់ពួកគេដើម្បីឧត្តមប្រយោជន៍របស់កូនៗ។ មាននៅលើ  

Leila Patel & Eleanor Ross - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study provides evidence from an evaluation of a bespoke family strengthening intervention for Child Support Grant beneficiaries in 10 urban communities in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Elijah Bamgboye, Tayo Odusote, Iyabode Olusanmi, Joshua Akinyemi, Yussuf Bidemi, Ayo Adebowale, Ashaolu Gbenga, Oladapo Ladipo - African Health Sciences,

The purpose of this study from the journal of African Health Sciences was to assess the level of household hunger and associated factors among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Eleanor Ross, Leila Patel, Madoda Sitshange and Khuliso Matidza - The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg,

The main purpose of the follow-up evaluation was to assess first, whether participants in the Sihleng’imizi Family Strengthening programmes had retained what they had learned and were able to implement these learnings nine months following termination of the intervention; second, to compare these findings with the control group that had not been exposed to the programme; and finally, to consider the policy implications of combining cash transfers with family care programmes.