Assessing Implementation of Botswana's Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
|Imelda Feranil, Britt Herstad, Wame Jallow, and Rebecca Mbuya-Brown of HPI, TO1|
Full Document (pdf 1,316.5 kb)
The HIV epidemic in Botswana has caused a vast increase in the number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and overstretched traditional family and community support mechanisms. In 2004, Botswana was estimated to have the highest rate of orphanhood in sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS et al., 2004). In 2007, there were an estimated 130,000 orphans living in Botswana, approximately 95,000 of whom were orphaned due to AIDS (UNICEF et al., 2009).
In 2010, Task Order 1 of the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Social Services (DSS) of the Ministry of Local Government (MLG), applied the Program Implementation Barriers Analysis (PIBA) methodology in Botswana to assess policy-related barriers that affect implementation of the country's OVC program. Identifying and understanding barriers to implementation can help the government of Botswana, in partnership with its partners and stakeholders, to develop strategies and reform policies, thus minimizing or eliminating barriers. Implementation of the PIBA methodology in Botswana was unique in its incorporation of three sets of stakeholders with different perspectives on OVC program implementation.
|No. of Pages:||72|
|Keywords:||Policy Implementation, Care and Support, HIV/AIDS, OVC|