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Karnataka

The developmental milieu of Karnataka is dominated by the urbanised and better performing districts thus masking the poor status of the northern region of the state.

Performance of these districts is much poorer in the areas of literacy, school enrolment, health, nutrition and household infrastructure.

Poor state of transportation and communication infrastructure and lack of qualified staff, irregularity and non accountability of bureaucracy are some of the reasons for this situation.

The State Human Development Report  in 2005 shows that social indicators of the northern region is comparable to or worse than some of the lowest performing districts of the laggard states such as Bihar and Rajasthan. 

Hence, there has to be new thinking and reinvigorated focus to address the problems of north Karnataka.

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UNICEF in Karnataka

Advocacy and  Partnerships

Advocacy and Partnership in Karnataka specially focuses on harnessing the strong civil society base by strengthening their knowledge base through collective participation and data sharing. The other focus will remain to strengthen the partnerships already in place by responding to the emerging opportunities to sensitise the stakeholders about the situation of children.

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Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Given the growth disparities between northern and southern parts of Karnataka Social Policy programme focuses on  policy influencing at the state level to prioritise overall human development of the northern districts.
During the last programme cycle, interventions in the district of Raichur have shown that poor social development in the district is closely related to the level of infrastructure development.

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Reproductive and  Child Health

Karnataka as a state has achieved improved health indicators over the past decades, with IMR at present standing at 43/1000 Live Births (NFHS-3), with Neonatal Mortality amounting to 66% of IMR. 

However access and equity remain a challenge, with uneven access to quality public health facilities across the state, particularly in the northern districts of the state.

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Behaviour Change and Communication

BCC cell was established under the aegis of district administration, Raichur district, where the district administration acknowledged the importance of BCC in meeting the developmental outcomes.

The mandate of the cell is two fold:
a) Institutional mechanism within the district for inter-department collaboration
b) Intensify the implementation of UNICEF-supported communication activities in the integrated districts

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State Profile - Karnataka

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UNICEF in Karnataka

Advocacy and  Partnerships

Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Reproductive and  Child Health

Behaviour Change and Communication

Videos

AIDS Outreach in Bangalore


Making children the change agents

Towards Achieving Total Sanitation

Killing Innocence



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