Highly Vulnerable Children


This term generally refers to groups of children who are more exposed to risks than their peers, such as orphans, AIDS-affected children, street children, or children directly affected by armed conflict.  Read more >>

Evidence Based Practice


In order to provide effective programming to improve the lives of children and youth in difficult circumstances, we first need to know what works and why.

HVC Research Center


The Highly Vulnerable Children Research Center was created with the central goal of compiling a rigorous evidence base to inform HVC programs and policy. Technical assistance and capacity building are central to our work, as we seek to support the ability of governments, communities and families to provide quality care for HVC.

Publications and Key Activities


Using a multi-faceted approach, we communicate findings and recommendations directly and effectively to an array of stakeholders.  See our Publications >>