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I Am EmployAble

BAART, Judith
MAARSE, Anneke
September 2017

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I am EmployAble walks the reader through the process of vocational training – from enrolment to training to employment – and provides tips based on experience, anecdotes and tools to inspire and support those working with and for disability inclusive technical and vocational training institutes.

The specific aim of this programme was to contribute to quality vocational training for young people with disabilities in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia and create lasting linkages between technical and vocational training institutes and the labour market, thus facilitating decent and sustainable wage or selfemployment for young people with disabilities. This meant not just targeting the young people with disabilities themselves but also local training institutes and private sector actors, in order to work for systemic change.

Directive on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies : Toolkit

May 2017

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The European Union (EU) Directive on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies was adopted on 26 October 2016. EU Member States will have until September 2018 to transpose this EU legislation into national law. This toolkit aims to provide key information about this EU legislation and advice for the transposition phase. Section 1 provides a timeline for transposition and implementation of the Directive, some key definitions, identification of key players and an explanation of the directive being a ‘minimum harmonisation’ Directive. Section 2 provides understanding of what the Directive covers, explains key provisions (scope, accessibility requirements, exemptions, enforcement, monitoring, etc.) and gives advice to DPOs (disabled people's organisations) concerning what they can do at national level to ensure the best possible implementation for persons with disabilities in their country

Mainstreaming health into public policies : report on the Prince Mahidol award conference 2009


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Healthy public policy is an explicit concern for health promotion and development and requires the commitment of a number of partners from different sectors. This conference reviewed the evidence and examined concrete examples of the health impacts that stem from public policies in non-health sectors. It also sought discussion and agreement on tangible policy recommendations on establishing, strengthening, and sustaining mechanisms in mainstreaming health into all public policies at all levels

Measuring transparency in the public pharmaceutical sector : assement instrument


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The objective of this instrument is to help stakeholders carry out assessments to measure the level of transparency and the vulnerability to corruption in selected areas of the public pharmaceutical sector. It provides an assessment methodology together with a questionnaire for national assessors to systematically collect information and perceptions through interviews of relevant health professionals in the public and private sectors

Handbook for curbing corruption in public procurement

KOSTYO, Kenneth

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Curbing corruption in public procurement aims to provide a basic introduction to the challenges involved with overcoming corruption. The intent of this resource is to provide readers with specific real world examples of how countries can successfully act against corruption. This work includes several case studies from a Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan

Providing antiretroviral treatment in southern Africa : a literature review

February 2004

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This report outlines experience with ART in a number of sub-Saharan countries. ART is provided through a number of different avenues, which include the public sector, the non-profit sector, the corporate sector and the private sector. ART programmes may involve collaboration between two or more sectors with such partnerships being encouraged in recognition that the magnitude of the task may exceed the capacity of any one sector. Particular attention is paid to Botswana, the first sub-Saharan country to provide ART on a wide-scale through the public sector. The report consists of four chapters, focusing on provision of ART in the different sectors, challenges to scaling up ART programmes (including community preparedness and involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS, and issues for further research

Taking better care? Review of a decade of work with orphans and vulnerable children in Rakai, Uganda

WITTER, Sophie
CALDER, George

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Taking Better Care looks at the situation facing orphaned and vulnerable children in the Rakai District in Uganda and at the legacy of Save the Children's Child Social Care Project (CSCP) there. The report examines the impact of the CSCP, implemented between 1991 and 1996, and at trends in Rakai since the CSCP ended, as well as outlining the lessons learned and providing recommendations for future action. It concludes that in order to support orphans and vulnerable children in a long-term, sustainable way, child-care models now need to incorporate a maximum of state support and civil society mobilisation, combined with more traditional family support

HIV/AIDS and the public sector workforce : an action guide for managers

RAU, Bill

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The guide is designed for human resource managers, employee welfare managers, medical officers and labor representatives in government ministries and agencies. It will assist in designing and developing prevention, care, and support programmes, and in mitigating the effect of staff losses due to AIDS in the public workplace. It includes information on the effects of HIV on the public sector, the components of prevention, care and support programmes and policies in the public sector, methods to gain the support of senior management and employees for HIV/AIDS workplace programmes and policies, background information on the disease, and country experiences

Report on HIV/AIDS grant making by US philanthropy

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November 2003

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This report gives an update on US private institutional grant making commitments in 2001 and 2002 in the area of HIV and AIDS. It summarises the most current data on HIV-related grant commitments from all sections of US philanthropy including private, family and community foundations, public charities and corporate grantmaking programmes. It lists the top 50 US based HIV/AIDS grant makers and has expanded reporting on corporate philanthropic responses

'We the peoples' or 'we the corporations'? Critical reflections on UN-business 'partnerships'

January 2003

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This paper attempts to clarify the reality of public-private partnerships. Part 1 examines the public-private partnership paradigm and the assumptions it is based on. Parts 2 and 3 describe specific public-private partnerships including global health alliances and UN-business interactions. The paper concludes that the public-private partnership policy paradigm is beset with problems and risks, and should, in relation to promoting health and democracy, be abandonned. It also concludes that public interest groups should urge UN agencies to establish clear institutional policies and public safeguards to ensure that public interests are paramount

Africa's recovery from conflict : making peace work for the poor


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This publication is a policy-focused summary of the UNU/WIDER book from conflict to recovery in Africa. As this study makes clear, peace is often elusive and economic policy can play a mojor role in supporting the efforts of those working at the national and international levels to build peace. Above all it is crucial to focus post-conflict policies on the needs of thepoor, so that recovery is broad based in its benefits, and does not simply benefit a narrow elite

The new public/private mix in health : exploring the changing landscape


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This book, aimed at researchers and policy-makers in developing countries, explores strategies which may be used to develop and implement the regulation of private health care provision.
The book is divided into four sections, with examples drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia and dealing with: regulation of private health providers; contribution of private providers to public health goals; public/private mix in health insurance; and quality and affordability of care in public and private settings

Global spending on HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings

KATES, Jennifer
July 2002

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This policy brief looks at the range of resources currently being expended to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource poor settings (developing countries and countries in transition). It includes bilateral, multilateral and private sector support as well as domestic spending by recipient country governments. There are also reports on philanthropic giving by the business community and pharmaceutical companies. There are estimates of global funding requirements and estimates on current spending. It is noted that tracking mechanisms are often ill-equipped to provide current data on spending patterns. Little is known about exact ways in which the money is spent

Community problem-solving : strategy for a changing world

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This is a learning space for people and organisations from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors which offers information to support problem solving when working in a multi-stakeholder group. The site contains strategy tools, to help approach issues and work with other stakeholders more effectively, and programme tools, for responding to specific, substantive problems by learning what works and what does not work in a given area (e.g. housing, health, education, etc.)

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition


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This site links through to GAIN publications and information about the organisation’s project. There is also a variety of information about micronutrient deficiencies, including maps and data. GAIN’s mission is to reduce malnutrition through the use of food fortification and other strategies aimed at improving the health and nutrition of populations at risk. The organisation builds partnerships between the public and private sectors


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