Economic Strengthening and Child Protection in Western Uganda

Economic Strengthening and Child Protection in Western Uganda

WUBP Livelihoods StudyThis study, conducted in partnership with researchers from Columbia University, examines the relationship between household livelihoods and child well-being and protection in two districts of Western Uganda. Through household surveys, caregiver interviews, and child focus groups, it tests the assumption that increased household income through livelihood activities contributes to improved child well-being when delivered as a part of a comprehensive package of services. Within this region, the Western Uganda Bantwana Program provides integrated child protection and psychosocial support to households engaged in livelihood interventions. Findings of this study suggest that such integrated services can indeed lead to improved child well-being, as they are better able to address children’s social and emotional needs than sole interventions that simply increase household income and livelihood outputs. Download a copy of the executive summary »