Orphanage in Belarus: description of the problem and the ways to reduce its negative impact

Orphanage in Belarus: description of the problem and the ways to reduce its negative impact

Title: Orphanage in Belarus: description of the problem and the ways to reduce its negative impact (in Russian, download pdf)
Prepared by: Dzmitry Babicki, Uladzimir Valetka, Aksana Rudovich, Alex Aleshka, CASE Belarus
Last update as of: December  2013

Abstract:

This policy paper briefly describes the phenomenon of social orphanhood in Belarus. It presents main state policy measures designed to prevent the orphanage and deal with its consequences. The authors try to assess the economic effect which can be achieved thanks to the redirection of the state policy towards targeted orphanage prevention. They also provide recommendations for decision-makers in Belarus on improving the quality of policy towards orphans.

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