This report provides an overview and classification of parenting programs in the Arab region. It also includes a description of the experiences of participants in parenting programs as well as a description of discussions by focus groups conducted in Jordan, Morocco and Oman. The study also identifies best practices through an examination of the literature and a study of available programs in the Arab region with the aim of developing an Arab framework for parenting programs.
Regional Mapping and Scoping Report Parenting Support Interventions Middle East & North Africa Region
The overall purpose of the regional mapping and scoping exercise is to increase cross-country learning by providing a general overview of the parenting landscape in the MENA region as well as reviewing selected interventions that meet criteria associated with parenting programming effectiveness. This report summarises the findings of this exercise, highlighting examples of parenting interventions that are being implemented across the region and case studies that reflect different aspects of parenting interventions across the life cycle. In view of the Jordan-specific focus of the consultancy, a more detailed case study on Jordan’s Better Parenting Programme is also presented in this report. Specific recommendations are highlighted at the end of each section and are summarised again at the end of the report. These recommendations are intended to inform discussions on strategic objectives and key priority interventions around parenting support in the MENA region as well as concrete actions needed to support countries in their programming. This will be followed by the development of a MENA-specific Strategic Framework for Action, Road Map and Practical Guide on parenting support programming.