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Assessing child welfare reforms in Georgia

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We carried out an assessment of progress in the reform of the child welfare system in Georgia between 1999 and 2009.

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Tata Chanturidze

This included progress in deinstitutionalisation and the development of family-based care, the reorganisation of governance structures, and the use of financial and non-financial resources. This work was a component of Georgia's submission for UNICEF's sub-regional consultation on child protection. We conducted a full documentation study, as well as interviews and site visits with key stakeholders. The conceptual framework was based on the policy cycle and covered all aspects of the child welfare system, aiming to increase understanding of the progress and shortcomings of the reform process in Georgia, and to provide policy analysis to serve as an input for further support for the reform.

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