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Including orphans and vulnerable children with disabilities in early childhood development programs : technical brief

LEVY, Marcy
MESSNER, Lyn
WERTLIEB, Donald
January 2014

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“This technical brief presents information and guidance on implementing early childhood development (ECD) programmes for young orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) with disabilities and their families. It provides a basic overview of the fundamental elements a program manager should consider to integrate disability positively into ECD programmes and address specific disabilities individually, as needed. This technical brief describes “twin-track” and “triple-track” approaches that promote participation, attention to specific needs, and equal access for OVC with disabilities and their families. It also lists six critical elements for HIV programmes seeking to address the needs of children with disabilities”

Situation analysis of programs to meet the HIV prevention, care, and treatment needs of persons with disabilities in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia

TUN, Waimar
et al
December 2013

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With growing recognition that persons with sensory (blindness and deafness), physical, and intellectual disabilities are at risk for HIV, it is crucial to understand the HIV programming needs of persons with disabilities and challenges to accessing HIV-related services. The HIVCore project, funded by the U. S. Agency for International Development, conducted a situation analysis in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia with persons with disabilities and service providers to describe existing HIV services for persons with disabilities, identify factors affecting access to and use of HIV services, and identify opportunities and gaps for addressing HIV service needs of persons with disabilities. By identifying the needs and challenges in HIV programming for persons with disabilities and by identifying existing programs, the findings from this assessment can be used to guide the implementation of disability-inclusive programming.

United States strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence globally

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
August 2012

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This report outlines a strategy "to prevent and respond more effectively to gender-based violence globally. The purpose of the strategy is to establish a government-wide approach that identifies, coordinates, integrates, and leverages current efforts and resources. The strategy provides Federal agencies with a set of concrete goals and actions to be implemented and monitored over the course of the next three years with an evaluation of progress midway through this period. At the end of the three-year timeframe, the agencies will evaluate the progress made and chart a course forward"

Gender equality and female empowerment policy

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
March 2012

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This report presents USAID’s policy on gender equality and female empowerment designed to enhance women’s empowerment and reduce gender gaps. "The goal of this policy is to improve the lives of citizens around the world by advancing equality between females and males, and empowering women and girls to participate fully in and benefit from the development of their societies. It will be addressed through integration of gender equality and female empowerment throughout the Agency’s Program Cycle and related processes: in strategic planning, project design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. This integrated approach positions the Agency to address gender gaps and the constraints that hold women back"

Haiti mission report|February 6 - March 7 2010

EITEL, Sue
April 2010

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This report provides a comprehensive overview of the initial post-disaster efforts in relation to injury, rehabilitation and disability in the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake of 12 January 2010. Recommendations are made for future actions to assist in the promotion of better management of people with disabilities during the long-term recovery of Haiti and in the care of people with disabilities in future crises elsewhere in the world

Community action and the test of time : learning from community experiences and perceptions|Case studies of mobilization and capacity building to benefit vulnerable children in Malawi and Zambia

DONAHUE, Jill
MWEWA, Louis
December 2006

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This case study review seeks to identify lessons learned from community experiences and perceptions of community mobilisations initiatives in Malawi and Zambia, particularly the sense of ownership generated and where that has been able to sustain activities to benefit especially vulnerable children. It would be of interest policy makers and programme designers

Job creation in postconflict societies

BEASLEY, Kenneth W
April 2006

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This paper discusses the main justifications for job creation projects after serious conflict or natural disaster. Major lessons and best practices are reviewed to guide the design and implementation of job creation projects as components of peacekeeping, humanitarian, transitional, or transformational development programs. This paper is useful for people interested in job creation in post-conflict societies

USAID policy on standards for accessibility for the disabled in USAID-financed construction

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (IUSAID)
2005

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This document provides standards for new renovation or construction projects funded by USAID to ensure access by people with disabilities. The use of these guidelines is required in all USAID requests for assistance in construction and alteration. This guidance includes a provision for a waiver of the application of standards in certain circumstances

Fourth report on the implementation of USAID disability policy

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
2005

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This document outlines the organisational priorities of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The organisation aims to achieve the following: increase the focus on technical assistance to missions, offices, and disabled people’s organisations; establish mechanisms for identifying, documenting, and sharing best practices; increase the recruitment and level of people with disabilities working within USAID; and increase the level of activity and effectiveness of the agency disability team

USAID global health e-learning center

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The Global Health E-Learning Center, developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health, is a response to repeated requests from field staff for access to technical public health information. The centre provides web-based courses for continuing education for health professionals and technical content on key topics. It serves as a practical resource for increasing public health knowledge. Once registered, users of this site can take free courses, all of which are authored by an expert or team of experts. They include programme principles, best practice and case studies. Materials may also be downloaded for further study

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