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Care Reform Workshop Report

by on January 29, 2018

Care Reform Workshop ReportThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) works in countries around the world to improve the safety, well-being, and development of vulnerable children, with particular attention to preserving and facilitating their access to appropriate, protective, and permanent family care. USAID/DCOF has engaged USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation (MEval) to build on and reinforce current U.S. government programming on child care and protection in four countries: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova, and Uganda. MEval works globally to strengthen country capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for decision making to improve sector outcomes.

The overall goal of this USAID/DCOF-funded activity is to intensify country leadership in advancing national efforts on behalf of children who lack adequate family care: that is, national care reform. Throughout the activity, MEval will promote learning across the four collaborating countries. As a part of this learning and collaboration, MEval held a five-day workshop in London with representatives from each of the four countries.

The workshop provided participants with an opportunity to share experiences in national care reform strategies; learn from leading international experts in care reform from LumosBetter Care NetworkChild’s i FoundationHope and Homes for Children, and Family for Every Child; review and begin adaptation of the self-assessment tool; and participate in M&E capacity building sessions in the areas of data demand and use, M&E basics and indicator development, and M&E system strengthening.

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