global orphans & vulnerable children evidence-based research community

Who Are We?

Our goal is to foster discussion among the broad orphan & vulnerable children (OVC) community to promote evidence-based, peer-reviewed research.

This site was founded by the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University, but it is a collaborative project with connections to many other research institutions.

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Guest blog post from Vilma Ilic, MSW on asset-building programs as social protection for OVC in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Search our peer-reviewed research page to view our database of published manuscripts and toolkits related to orphan and vulnerable children research.

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