Experiences with community-based worker systems in Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa and Uganda: Final report of the four-country CBW project

Abstract

In recognition of the potential of community-based services, Khanya-African Institute for Community-Driven Development (Khanya-aicdd) has been managing a four-country action- research project involving Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa and Uganda to see how community- based worker (CBW) systems can be used to widen access to services and empower communities in the process.

This report is a synthesis of the final country reports produced by the four countries that participated in this project. Chapter 1 explains the project's rationale and process. Chapter 2 gives contextual background. Chapter 3 presents the case study reviews and findings on selection procedures, financing, training, roles and responsibilities, support and supervision, accountability, coordination and linkages to other stakeholders. Chapter 4 presents the pilot projects and chapter 5 findings as to impact and cost-effectiveness. Chapter 6 examines the implications for policy and legislation. In addition to this report, recommendations that emerged from the project have been captured in a set of Guidelines for practitioners for implementing a CBW system.

Citation

DFID, UK, xi + 49 pp.

Experiences with community-based worker systems in Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa and Uganda: Final report of the four-country CBW project

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