Child and gender sensitive planning
Each Commune Council has an annual budget of approximately US$24,000 through the government treasury system, but many communes receive two to three times that amount through donor and NGO support. However, communes tend to spend the majority of their budget on physical infrastructure, with limited funds directed to social services for children and women. Similarly, existing monitoring systems only track expenditures related to physical infrastructure, with no recording of spending on social services.
UNICEF is working with the government at the provincial, district and commune levels to strengthen capacities to map, collect and analyse data related to the situation of women and children, with the aim of increasingly responding to the needs of vulnerable families.
What we do
Local Goernance for Child Rights - UNICEF's Principal Support
• Build the capacity of authorities at the provincial, district and commune levels, as well as Women and Children Focal Points and village leaders to identify issues related to the rights of women and children, and to take simple, measurable actions to improve the management and delivery of social services.