The Analytical report «Prevention of Losing Parental Care: International Evidence and a Belarusian Case» presents the research by an international team of experts, which they concluded within a framework of ENCON project – Enhancing CSOs Contribution to Evidence-Based Policy Making for Vulnerable Groups in Belarus. The project has been implemented by CASE Belarus in cooperation with CASE (Poland), Institute of Economic Research of Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia), The Faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University (Czech Republic), as well as ACT (Belarus). In the first part of paper, we describe general methodological overview based on available sources. In the second part of the paper, we describe the challenges of application of CBA on interventions for children and families at risk and present selected cases of assessment of public programmes aimed to influence policies related to children and families at risk. Third part of the report presents cost-and-benefit analyses of a losing parental care prevention program that is currently being implemented in Belarusian provinces by SOS-Children Villages.
The key outcomes of the program are presented in the infographic below.