Accelerators for achieving the sustainable development goals in sub-Saharan-African children and young adolescents - a longitudinal study

Katharina Haag, Stefani Du Toit, William E. Rudgard, Sarah Skeen, Franziska Meinck, Sarah L. Gordon, Helen Mebrahtu, Kathryn J. Roberts, Lucie Cluver, Mark Tomlinson*, Lorraine Sherr*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Highlights

• Living in a safe community, attending community-based organisations, food security and being in receipt of caregiver monitoring and praise showed accelerating effects for numerous outcomes related to the sustainable development goals.

• Additive effects for combined interventions were relatively robust for mental health outcomes; school-factors require further research.

• Existing interventions could be utilised or new ones devised to improve accelerator access.

• Community-based organisations may be well-placed to deliver accelerating services to those most vulnerable.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105739
JournalWorld Development
Volume151
Early online date17 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • accelerator
  • sustainable development goals
  • community-based organizations
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • South Africa
  • children
  • adolescents

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