This study is the third in the CI’s case study series. It focuses on the development of three policies for children between the late 1990s and 2007: the Child Support Grant, the Children’s Act, and the Foster Child Grant.
The study was conducted under the auspices of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS (JLICA). This international initiative aims to engage practitioners, policy-makers and scholars in collaborative problem-solving, research and analysis to address the needs of children living in the context of HIV/AIDS. In particular, it hopes to expand the scientific evidence base to produce recommendations for policy and practice.
While not specifically designed to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, all three policies discussed in the South African case study are large-scale interventions involving significant amounts of money, and reach large numbers of vulnerable children – including children affected by HIV/AIDS. The content of the policies as well as the process of policy design, development and implementation are described and analysed.
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