Contributing to Economic Strengthening Scholarship

Publications

Articles written or co-written by ICHAD's Director, staff and affiliates.

2016

Huebner, G., Boothby, N., Aber, J.L., Darmstadt, G.L., Diaz, A., Masten, A.S., Yoshikawa, H., Sachs, J., Redlener, I., Emmel, A., Pitt, M., Arnold, L., Barber, B., Berman, B., Blum, R., Canavera, M., Eckerle, J., Fox, N.A., Gibbons, J.L., Hargarten, S.W., Landers, C., Nelson, C.A. III, Pollak, S.D., Raugh, V., Samson, M., Ssewamala, F., St Clair, N., Stark, L., Waldman, R., Wessells, M., Wilson, S.L., Zeanah, C.H. (In Press). Beyond Survival: The case for investing in young children globally. National Academy of Medicine Perspectives.

Mokdad, A., Forouzanfar, M, Mohdad, A., Bcheraoui, C., Moradi-Lakeh, M., Kyu, H., Barber, R., Wagner, J. Cercy, K., Kravitz, H., Coggeshall, M., Che, A., O’Rourke, K., Steiner, C., Tuffaha, M., Charara, R., Al-Ghamdi, E., Adi, Y., Afifi, R., Alahmadi, H., AlBuhairan, F., Allen, N., AlMazroa, M., Al-Nehmi, A., AlRayess, Z., Arora, M., Azzopardi, P., Barroso, C., Basulaiman, M., Bhutta, Z., Bonell, C., Breinbauer, C., Degenhardt, L., Denno, D., Fang, J., Fatusi, A., Fegl, A., Kakuma, R., Karam, N., Kennedy, E., Khoja, T., Maalouf, F., Obermeyer C., Mattoo, A., McGovern, T., Memish, Z., Mensah, G., Patel, V., Petroni, S., Reavley, N., Zertuche, D. Saeedi, M., Santelli, J., Sawyer, S., Ssewamala, F., Kikelomo, T., Tantawy mM., Viner, R., Waldfogel, J., Zuniga, M., Naghavi, M., Wang, H., Vos, T., Lopez, A., Rabeeah, A., Patton, G., & Murray, C. (2016). Global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for young people’s health during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 0(0). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00648-6

Patton, G., Sawyer, S., Santelli, J., Ross, D., Afifi, R. Allen, B.N., Arora, M., Azzopardi, P., Baldwin, W., Bonell, C., Kakuma, R., Kennedy, E., Mahon, J., McGovern, T., Mokdad, A., Patel, V., Petroni, S., Reavley, N., Kikelomo, T., Waldfogel, J., Wickremarathne, D., Barroso, C., Bhutta, Z., Fatusi, A., Matoo, A., Diers, J., Fang, J., Ferguson, J., Ssewamala, F. & Viner, R. (2016) Our Future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing. The Lancet. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00579-1

Gaur-Bermudez, L., Jennings, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Mellins, C. & McKay, M. (in Press) Equity in adherence to antiretroviral therapy among economically-vulnerable adolescents living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Care. NIHMS772360

Ssewamala, F. M., Karimli, L., Neilands, T.B., Wang, J. S-H., Han, C-K., Ilic, V., & Nabunya, P.(2016). Applying a family-level economic strengthening intervention to improve education and health-related outcomes of orphaned children: Lessons from a randomized experiment in southern Uganda. Prevention Science. 17:134-143. DOI 10.1007/s11121-015-0580-9. [NIHMSID-707803] PMCID: PMC4697878

2015

Ssewamala, F. M., Karimli, L., Wang, J. S-H., Han, C-K., Ilic, V., & Nabunya, P. (2015). Applying a family-level economic strengthening intervention to improve education and health-related outcomes of orphaned children: Lessons from a randomized experiment in southern Uganda. Prevention Science. Accepted for Publication. PMID:26228480

Ssewamala, F. M. (2015). Optimizing the demographic dividend in young developing countries: The role of contractual savings and insurance for financing education. International Journal of Social Welfare. 24: 248-262. PMCID: PMC4528970

Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Ilic, V., Mukasa, M. N., & Damulira, C. (2015). Relationship between family economic resources, psychosocial well-being, and educational preferences of AIDS-orphaned children in southern Uganda: Baseline findings. Global Social Welfare. DOI: 10.1007/s40609-015-0027-z PMCID: PMC4486644

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., & McKay, M. M. (2015). Matched Children Savings Accounts in low resource communities: Who saves? Global Social Welfare. DOI: 10.1007/s40609-015-0026-0

Witte, S. S., Aira, T., Tsai, L., Riedel, M., Offringa, R., Chang, M., El-Bassel, N., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2015). Efficacy of a savings-led microfinance intervention to reduce sexual risk for HIV among women engaged in sex work: A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Public Health, 105 (3), 95-102.

2014

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Neilands, T. B. (2014). Poor families striving to save for their children: Lessons from a randomized experimental design in Uganda. Social Service Review, 88(4), 658-694. [NIHMSID 632731] PMCID: PMC4267259

Nabunya, P. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2014). The effects of parental loss on the psychosocial wellbeing of AIDS-orphaned children living in AIDS-impacted communities: Does gender matter? Children and Youth Services Review, 43, 131-137. [NIHMSID 600407] PMCID: PMC4107308

Wang, J. S-H., Ssewamala, F. M., & Han, C-K. (2014). Family economic strengthening and mental health functioning of caregivers for AIDS-affected children in rural Uganda. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 9(3), 258-269. [NIHMSID 664001]

Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Mukasa, M., Ilic, V., & Nattabi, J. (2014). Integrating a mentorship component in programming for care and support of AIDS-orphaned and vulnerable children: Lessons from the Suubi and Bridges Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Social Welfare, 1, 9-24. [NIHMSID 576786] PMCID: PMC4078881

Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F. M., & Ilic, V. (2014). Family economic strengthening and parenting stress among caregivers of AIDS-orphaned children: Results from a cluster randomized clinical trial in Uganda. Children and Youth Service Review, 44, 417-421. [NIHMSID 618557] PMCID: PMC4133737

Curley, J., Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Ilic, V., & Han, C-K. (2014). Child Development Accounts (CDAs): An asset-building strategy to empower girls in Uganda. International Social Work, 57(2), 1-14. [NIHMSID 663652]

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Huseynli, A. (2014). Reforming child institutional care in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: The potential of family economic empowerment interventions. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(2), 136-148.

2013

Han, C-K., Ssewamala, F. M., & Wang, J. S-H. (2013). Family economic empowerment and mental health among AIDS-affected children living in AIDS-impacted communities: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in southwestern Uganda. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(3), 225-230. [NIHMSID 401821] PMCID: PMC3578660

Kagotho, N., Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F. M., & Ilic, V. (2013). The potential of youth savings accounts in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, XL(2), 21-40.

Tsai, L. C., Witte, S. S., Aira, T., Riedel, M., Hwang, H. G., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2013). “There is no other option; we have to feed our families…who else would do it?”: The financial lives of women working in sex work in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Global Journal of Health Science, 5(5), 41-50. [NIHMSID 581005] PMCID: PMC4041103

2012

Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., Waldfogel, J., & Ismayilova, L. (2012). The impact of a comprehensive microfinance intervention on depression levels of AIDS-orphaned children in Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(4), 346-352. [NIHMSID 335244] PMCID: PMC3314188

Kagotho, N. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2012). Correlates of depression among caregivers of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Findings from the Suubi-Maka family study. AIDS Care, 24(10), 1226-1232. [NIHMSID 363855] PMCID: PMC3422693

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Ismayilova, L. (2012). Extended families and perceived caregiver support to AIDS-orphans in Rakai District of Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(7), 1351-1358. [NIHMSID 364224] PMCID: PMC3505487

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Mooers, E., Nabunya, P., & Sheshadri, S. (2012). Imagining the future: Community perceptions of a family-based empowerment intervention for AIDS-orphaned adolescents in Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(10), 2042–2051. [NIHMSID 393039] PMCID: PMC3611978

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Karimli, L. (2012). Family support as a mediator of change in sexual risk-taking attitudes among orphaned adolescents in rural Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(3), 228-235. [NIHMSID 307603] PMCID: PMC3279703

Ssewamala, F. M., Sperber, E., Blake, C., & Ilic, V. (2012). Increasing opportunities for inner-city youth: The feasibility of an economic empowerment model in East Harlem and the South Bronx, New York. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(1), 218-224. [NIHMSID 336915] PMCID: PMC3347469

Boothby, N., Wessells, M., Williamson, J., Huebner, G., Canter, K., Rolland E. G., Kutlesic, V., Bader, F., Diaw, L., Levine, M., Malley, A., Michels, K., Patel, S., Rasa, T., Ssewamala, F. M. & Walker, V. (2012). What are the most effective early response strategies and interventions to assess and address the immediate needs of children outside of family care? Child Abuse & Neglect, 36(1), 711-721.

2011

Ssewamala, F. M., Wang, J. S-H., Karimli, L., & Nabunya, P. (2011). Strengthening Universal Primary Education in Uganda: The potential role of an asset-based development policy. International Journal of Educational Development, 31(5), 472-477.

2010

Ssewamala, F. M., Sperber, E., Zimmerman, J., & Karimli, L. (2010). The potential of asset-based development strategies for poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Social Welfare, 19(4), 433-443.

Ssewamala, F. M., Karimli, L., Han, C-K., & Ismayilova, L. (2010). Social capital, savings, and educational performance of orphaned adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(12), 1704-1710. [NIHMSID 226111] PMCID: PMC2952632

Ssewamala, F. M., Ismayilova, L., McKay, M., Sperber, E., Bannon, W., & Alicea, S. (2010). Gender and the effects of an economic empowerment program on attitudes toward sexual risk-taking among AIDS-orphaned adolescent youth in Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(4), 372-378. [NIHMSID 144977] PMCID: PMC2844862

Ssewamala, F. M., Han, C-K., Neilands, T. B., Ismayilova, L., & Sperber, E. (2010). Effect of economic assets on sexual risk-taking intentions among orphaned adolescents in Uganda. American Journal of Public Health, 100(3), 483-488. [NIHMSID 147879] PMCID: PMC2820050

Curley, J., Ssewamala, F. M., & Han, C-K. (2010). Assets and educational outcomes: Child Development Accounts (CDAs) for orphaned children in Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(11), 1585-1590. [NIHMSID 133493] PMCID: PMC2976060

2009

Ssewamala, F. M. & Ismayilova, L. (2009). Integrating children’s savings accounts in the care and support of orphaned adolescents in rural Uganda. Social Service Review, 83(3), 453 472. [NIHMSID 172608] PMCID: PMC2863345

Ssewamala, F. M., Han, C-K., & Neilands, T. B. (2009). Asset ownership and health and mental health functioning among AIDS-orphaned adolescents: Findings from a randomized clinical trial in rural Uganda. Social Science & Medicine, 69(2), 191-198. [NIHMSID 172769] PMCID: PMC2819297

Ssewamala, F. M., Alicea, S., Bannon, W. M., & Ismayilova, L. (2008). A novel economic intervention to reduce HIV risks among school-going AIDS orphans in rural Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(1), 102-104. [NIHMSID 172604] PMCID: PMC2824559

Curley, J., Ssewamala, F. M., & Sherraden, M. (2009). Institutions and savings in low-income households. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 36(3), 9-32.

2007

Lombe, M. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2007). The role of informal social networks in micro-savings mobilization. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 34(3), 37-51.

2006

Ssewamala, F. M., Lombe, M., & Curley, J. (2006). Using Individual Development Accounts for microenterprise development. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 117-131.

Ssewamala, F. M. & Curley, J. (2006). School attendance of orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of family assets. Social Development Issues, 28(2), 84-105.

Grinstein-Weiss, M., Wagner, K., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2006). Saving and asset accumulation among low-income families with children in IDAs. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(2), 193-211.

2006

Ssewamala, F. M., Lombe, M., & Curley, J. (2006). Using Individual Development Accounts for microenterprise development. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 117-131.

Ssewamala, F. M. & Curley, J. (2006). School attendance of orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of family assets. Social Development Issues, 28(2), 84-105.

Grinstein-Weiss, M., Wagner, K., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2006). Saving and asset accumulation among low-income families with children in IDAs. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(2), 193-211.

2004

Ssewamala, F. M. & Sherraden, M. (2004). Integrating saving into microenterprise programs for the poor: Do institutions matter? Social Service Review, 78(3), 404-428.

Ssewamala, F. M. (2004). Expanding women’s opportunities: The potential of heifer projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Development in Practice, 14(4), 550-559.

2003

Sherraden, M. S., Ssewamala, F. M., & Sanders, C. K. (2003). Microenterprise performance: A comparison of experiences in the United States and Uganda. Social Development Issues, 25(1-2), 219-234.

Working Papers

Ssewamala, F. M., Gaur-Bermudez, L., Meyer, S., Damulira, C. (2016). Suub+Adherence: Family Based Economic Empowerment for HIV Positive Youth in Southern Uganda: Baseline Report. New York, NY: Columbia University, International Center for Child Health and Asset Development

Ssewamala, F.M., Kirkbride, G., Mwangi, E., Njenga, M., Kieyah, M., & Meyer, S. (2016). Kenya YouthSave Impact Assessment Study: Baseline Study Report. New York, NY: Columbia University, International Center for Child Health and Asset Development & St Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Ssewamala, F.M., Nabunya, P., Meyer, S., Mukasa, M. & Damulira, C. (2016). Bridges to the Future: A Family Based Economic Empowerment Intervention for Children Orphaned by AIDS in Uganda. New York, NY: Columbia University, International Center for Child Health and Asset Development