Narrative exposure therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder: two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement

Little data exists on the effectiveness of psychological interventions for children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that has resulted from exposure to war or conflict-related violence, especially in non-industrialised countries. The authors created and evaluated the efficacy of KIDNET, a child-friendly version of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), as a short-term treatment for children. Six Somali children… Read more

Kenya comprehensive refugee programme 2014

Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s refugee influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to… Read more

Assessment of the private health sector in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central

This report is an exploratory piece of work which aims to contribute to the design of DFID Somalia’s post-2016 health programming through achieving a deeper understanding of the role and current dynamics of the private sector in the health sector in Somalia and developing recommendations for private sector engagement. Health was one of four pillars… Read more

Situational analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia

The overall aim of the Situational Analysis in Somalia is for government, donors and the UN to gain a greater understanding of existing interventions towards ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), and to identify gaps so as to be able to strengthen the current interventions and inform future programming. There are two parts to the report:… Read more

Somalia youth livelihoods program: final evaluation

The objective of the Somali Youth Livelihoods Program (SYLP), known locally as Shaqodoon, was to establish systems that bridge supply and demand with necessary support to young people and employers. It aimed to provide Somali youth with a greater opportunity to access work opportunities. This evaluation presents quantitative and qualitative information and data that indicate… Read more

Somalia: Support to donor working group on Human Resources for Health – Remuneration, HR and payroll process issues related to the introduction of the ‘medium scenario’

The purpose of this assignment was to support the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Donor Working Group to review the implications of the introduction of the medium-level pay scale for health workers on each of the programmes they fund in Somalia (with a focus on the Global Fund, GAVI, JHNP, Health Consortium for the Somali… Read more

Cost analysis of the essential package of health services (EPHS) in Somalia

This cost study of the EPHS in the three zones of Somalia provides an important step in establishing the fundamental building blocks for further economic and VfM analysis of EPHS implementation and impact. The report explores the following economic questions: What are the actual total and unit costs of EPHS implementation in the regions where… Read more

Girls’ Education in Islamic Countries

This report provides information on which methods have worked well to improve access to education for girls in Islamic countries.  The report covers the following areas: Conditional cash transfers to girls- Evaluation results from programes include examples from Bangladesh, Punjab, Yemen and Nigeria.  All showed increased female enrolment. Women teachers increasing girls’ attendance- Information was… Read more