Policies for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Framework for Moving Ahead

Toolkits & Guides
Washington DC
POLICY Project
2003
36 p.
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Politiques pour les orphelins et enfants vulnérables : un cadre pour progresser
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This paper is written primarily for individuals with strategic decision-making responsibilities for HIV/AIDS programs, in general, and for OVC programs, specifically-including USAID personnel (such as health and population officers in missions), other donors, and program managers in government and in civil society structures (such as nongovernmental organizations [NGOs] and faith-based organizations [FBOs]).The paper has four main objectives:To present a summary of the global OVC situation and current policy responses;To outline existing policy frameworks for responding to OVC;To identify policy-level gaps in national responses to the growing crisis of OVC; andTo propose a country-level "OVC policy package" and recommendations for future policy dialogue and action.

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