Lessons from the Children and AIDS Regional Initiative (CARI)
By Dr. Keetie Roelen, Jerker Edström, dr. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler and Mark Davies of the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom. This documentation explores child- and HIV-sensitive social protection implemented under the umbrella of CARI in five of nine selected countries within the Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR): Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Tanzania. During fieldwork for this study, assessments were undertaken of various programmes and policies, looking at both their individual performance and also their linkages and complementarities.. The remainder of this report is structured as follows:
First, we discuss the wider remit of social protection and pay particular attention to the current debate around child- and HIV-sensitive social protection, particularly in ESAR. Second, the methodology is outlined for the documentation, including the various methods employed, the selection of country case studies, and some of the challenges encountered. Next, a synthesis of the findings across the five country case studies is presented to explore overarching themes and lessons learned. Finally, we draw a number of conclusions on positive and promising developments, the challenges ahead and also the potential for expansion of social protection schemes. All chapters will detail the overall strategy for social protection in-country, the types of existing policies or programmes that are child- and HIV-sensitive, external or other influential systems or donors involved, the research questions and methodologies applied, and general findings and observations.
The report was prepared for UNICEF ESARO by Dr. Keetie Roelen, Jerker Edström, Dr. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler and Mark Davies of the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom. This documentation received strong support and input from UNICEF headquarters, the regional office, and country offices in Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania and Mozambique.
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