National Budget: Are the commitments to the children of Bangladesh being kept?
This study highlights the gaps that have existed in past Bangladeshi national budgets, focusing specifically on child-related issues. The study shows that the share of national budget resources devoted to children is low, amounting to only 4.1 per cent of the national budget for Financial Year 2010-2011. This study critiques the extent of resources made available for children in the country’s national budget and makes ten specific recommendations to create a larger window of resource availability for children. The study advocates for an increase in funding for child-related issues and aims to provide policy and decision makers with the analysis necessary to take informed and decisive action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals with equity and to realise Vision 2021 as the country transitions into middle-income status.