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National Strategic Plan on Vulnerable Children April 2012-March 2017

Ministry of Social Development Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Lesotho August 2012 Policy document child/youth protection

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Structure of the strategic plan
The National Strategic Plan on Vulnerable Children (April 2012-March 2017) is organised in the
following five sections:

Executive Summary: The executive summary provides a synthesis of the contents of
the strategic plan. It articulates key policy guidelines, highlights the key strategies,
impact and outcome results for the vulnerable children’s response.

Section 1: Introduction: This section provides background information including key operational
definitions, articulates the purpose of the plan, guiding principles, the strategic
orientation, and outlines the process that was followed in developing the plan.

Section 2: Strategic Interventions: This section constitutes the core of the strategic plan. It
provides detailed information on the national priorities and key strategies, identifies
strategic intervention areas and provides a justification as to why the areas are not only
essential but also strategic for the national vulnerable children’s response. The section
also includes the outcome results.

Section 3 Coordination and Management of the Vulnerable Children’s response: The section
focuses on the institutional arrangement of the multi-sectoral and decentralised
vulnerable children’s response. It provides policy guidelines on the coordination
mechanisms and outlines roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders. It contains
information on stakeholder analysis and sustainability of the response.

Section 4: Strategic Information Management: This section provides an overview of the
monitoring and evaluation system of the national vulnerable children’s response. The
section highlights the need for research to generate evidence, and new knowledge on
vulnerable children. Detailed M&E and research strategies are contained in a separate
document entitled the “National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan”.

Section 5 Annexes: This section contains all the annexes referred to in the main body of the
strategic plan.


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