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Translating research into policy: the case of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-29 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T07:53:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T07:53:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6491
dc.description.abstract Policies are often developed without taking into account social science research findings and recommendations, despite the plethora of such research studies.This is largely because researchers and policy makers often work in isolation, yet if they worked synergistically they could have a significant impact on implementing interventions known to work to improve the lives of populations. Several approaches have been advanced to encourage policy makers to take heed of scientific findings and to urge scientists to take into account the needs of policy makers in designing their research agenda.This paper aims to illustrate how policy has been informed using the case study of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children project in South Africa. It further highlights the successes and challenges encountered thus far with this project. In some countries, particularly those of the north, there has been major progress in bridging this gap between research and policy; however, in developing countries much remains to be done. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ORPHANS en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject POLICY FORMULATION en
dc.subject SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH en
dc.title Translating research into policy: the case of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 3(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4151 en
dc.PageNumber 450-456 en
dc.outputnumber 2698 en
dc.bibliographictitle Shisana, O. & Louw, J. (2006) Translating research into policy: the case of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa. <i>Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS</i>. 3(2):450-456. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author2 Louw, J. en


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