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Parenting Interventions: How well do they transport from one country to another?

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti has worked on research related to support for families and parents since 2013. In particular, Innocenti supported research on the Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme for Parents and Teens by partnering with Oxford University in doing qualitative research that examined service delivery mechanisms and implications for taking it to scale. This study complemented the randomized control trial.

As interest in parenting programmes grows, policymakers, service providers and others are faced with a range of decisions, including whether to import an intervention from another country or region (which may have very different cultural values) or whether to develop one locally. This Research Brief uses the term ‘transport’ to refer to moving a programme from one country to another and summarizes the results of the first rigorous studies of cross-national transportability of parenting programmes.

Published 2019-01-22