This report outlines what we know about who is caring for children around the world and the surrounding policy environment – with an emphasis on developing countries outside Latin America and the Caribbean. Our aim is to uncover where and how better policy, and policy implementation, could help to reduce the often intolerable pressures felt by too many women and girls as they try to balance their caring responsibilities with the need to earn a living.
The rapid increase of the number of older persons, particularly the oldest-old - those above 80 years - increases the need for long-term care of older persons in the Asia-Pacific region. This working paper series examines the prevailing system of provision and financing of long-term care for older persons in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
This toolkit is designed to be a resource for researchers and technical staff of any discipline, working for governments and institutions interested in measuring and monitoring the quality of child care centers serving infants ages 0 to 3 years (36 months).
Social service providers, public sector organisations and NGOs in New Zealand are now able to use a new interactive tool which draws together information from across the public sector to show where children and young people are at higher risk.
Many people believe that senior citizens should not live in panti jompo, the elderly people’s accommodation from the Social Affairs Ministry, because it contradicts Indonesian culture. If panti jompo is not suitable for elderly people, how should our senior citizens be looked after in the community according to Indonesian culture?
Integrated social services – one-stop-shops for several social services such as training, social work, care services – can improve the effectiveness and efficiency as
This study investigates the literature and practice of integrated social service delivery (one-stop-shops), reviews the evolution of the main approaches to integration and identifies best practices in Europe.
Across the globe, over the past 25 years, social policy has experienced deep transformations. Austerity, retrenchment and marketization have dominated the political debate in the North. In contrast, new policy experiments have multiplied in the South, and social spending has grown steadily in many countries. These trends make comparative studies on recent paths and drivers of social policy transformation all the more relevant.
Haiti is the poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean and among the poorest in the world. Over three-quarters of its population live on less than $2 per day; all social and economic indicators reflect the country’s chronic and multi-dimensional poverty. The effects of poverty are especially stark in terms of nutrition and health. Malnutrition is among the worst in the region and infant, childrenunder-five, and maternal mortality rates are the highest in the Western hemisphere.