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Fact Sheet on Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) in Viet Nam

Date added: 10/15/2010
Downloads: 6066
Fact Sheet on Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) in Viet Nam

Background on Global Handwashing Day

The practice of hand-washing with soap tops the international hygiene agenda on October 15, with the celebration of Global Hand-washing Day (GHWD). Since its inception in 2008 – which was designated as the International Year of Sanitation by the UN General Assembly – Global Hand-washing Day has been echoing and reinforcing the call for improved hygiene practices worldwide.

Making Social Audit work for Viet Nam: Key Findings and Lessons Learned from a Pilot of Four Social

Date added: 11/22/2011
Downloads: 6086
Making Social Audit work for Viet Nam: Key Findings and Lessons Learned from a Pilot of Four Social

A pilot involving four social audit tools was implemented in Viet Nam in 2010. Led by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), and supported by UNICEF, it aimed at building capacity for the social audit of the Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) to enhance the its social performance, as expressed in its ability to deliver continued improvement in the living standards of Viet Nam’s population in general and of vulnerable groups in particular. This focus was on achieving this through improved Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of social dimensions of the 2006-2010 SEDP, particularly focusing on poverty reduction, health services for children under six years old, and gender.

The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), under the authority of MPI, implemented the pilots with technical support of the UK-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI). CIEM also conducted a capacity assessment of government staff in using participatory methods for planning, monitoring and evaluation. Based on this and the lessons learned from the social audit pilots, a capacity development strategy has been developed. ODI has also developed a SEDP Social Audit Toolkit with detailed information on the four tools, based on the experience gained from piloting the tools in the Vietnamese context.

This report should be of interest to national and sub-national government officials in Viet Nam who are in charge of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating public policies, programs and services. It should also be of interest to UNICEF and other multilateral and donor agencies that assist the government of Viet Nam in meeting its development objectives, and interested in methods/tools that allow for greater participation of citizens in assessing public policies and programs.

Project assessment report on the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

Date added: 01/08/2010
Downloads: 6189
Project assessment report on the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) The Support to Programme Activities for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Viet Nam (the Project) was implemented through the Government of Viet Nam (GOV) Ministry of Health (MOH) and Provincial and District Departments of Health (DOH) in five selected pilot districts, and with the support of UNICEF Viet Nam. Planning started in 2001, with implementation of a subproject Pilot component from June 2004 to December 2007. National level activities are planned to continue through 2010. The total cost of the Pilot was $M1.048.

The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to the reduction of transmission of HIV from motherto-child in Viet Nam, through a well-functioning PMTCT system, operating according to national standards, and incorporating strong participation from the community. The Project has five main objectives: (i) PMTCT agenda in Viet Nam advocated for, including building national capacity and development of the National Program of Action for PMTCT program; (ii) a model of PMTCT interventions created and tested that can be evaluated and later contribute to nation-wide scale-up activities by the Government of Vietnam; iii. pilot PMTCT project activities functioning in five provinces with high prevalence of HIV. Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services at pilot sites established; (iv) best community practices on HIV prevention through behavior change communication (BCC) activities promoted; and (v) best infant feeding practices, in particular, informed decision on feeding by HIV positive mothers promoted.

Qualitative Research: Children with disability in An Giang and Dong Nai - 2011

Date added: 04/15/2011
Downloads: 6532
Qualitative Research: Children with disability in An Giang and Dong Nai - 2011 This qualitative KAP study is intended to provide evidence for advocacy and raising public awareness on Children with disability (CWD) in An Giang and Dong Nai provinces and nationwide.

The main objectives of the study are: 1) Analyze the overall situation on knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards CWD of people in Dong Nai and An Giang provinces; 2) Conduct the communication analysis in the two provinces including: communication capacity analysis, communication channels, availability of materials, audience analysis on CWD; and 3) Propose recommendations for the further development of a communication strategy and social support systems on CWD in Viet Nam.

It's About Ability - Learning Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Date added: 01/28/2010
Downloads: 6745
It's About Ability - Learning Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This guide was written by Valerie Karr, a Ph.D candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University and an expert in the field of child education and disability.

The guide is a companion to the publication It’s About Ability, a child-friendly booklet version of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The development of both materials was initiated at UNICEF under the leadership of the Child Protection Section, with support from the Adolescent Development and Participation Unit. The guide and booklet were edited and produced by UNICEF’s Division of Communication.

UNICEF would like to thank Rosangela Berman Bieler and Sergio Meresman of the Inter-American Institute on Disability and Inclusive Development for peer-reviewing the guide.  We also express  appreciation to the many other people who commented on successive drafts:  Helen Schulte (UNICEF), Ravi Karkara (UNICEF), Shaila Parveen Luna (UNICEF), Lena Karlsson (UNICEF Innocenti Research Center), Cristina Gallegos (UNICEF) , Jaclyn Tierney (UNICEF) and Carolina Hepp (UNICEF).

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