The Impact of Children’s Development Accounts on Health and Educational Outcomes of Orphaned Children in Uganda

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Fred Ssewamala
  • Organizations/Projects: Save the Children
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

In this presentation made at Save the Children in Washington DC on May 18th, 2007, Fred Ssewamala discusses a study that explores a new intervention in caring for the orphaned children: the family asset-based intervention. The family asset-based intervention combines usual reactive care with an economic empowerment component through the use of children development accounts (CDAs). Specifically, the study tests the proposition that assets (in this case, savings accounts representing educational opportunity) have psychological and socio-economic benefits for individuals and families.