Synergies Between Cash and Care Interventions to Improve HIV Outcomes for OVC: Cash Plus Care Evidence Brief

  • Date Posted: November 16, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This brief highlights key findings, lessons learned, and recommendations for policy regarding the impact of integrated cash and care programs on HIV-related outcomes and vulnerability factors for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides guidance for policymakers on “cash plus care” programming for OVC populations based on lessons from current practice. It bases this guidance on a review of the literature for lessons learned from the impact of cash transfer programs as well as standalone care programs. It concludes with a discussion of cash plus care programming and the opportunity it offers to augment the outcomes achieved by standalone programs.