UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Children and the PRSP in Senegal

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ORGANIZATION UNICEF and Oxford Policy Management
TYPE Field Examples
DATE 2010
TOPIC Budgeting for children
LANGUAGE English and French
ABSTRACT

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are the principal development planning framework in most low income countries, including Senegal.

PRSPs aim, inter alia, to increase i) emphasis on poverty reduction in national development strategies; ii) fiscal space for poverty- related expenditures; and iii) a focus on results. They also provide an opportunity to orient development policy towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and realising child rights. In Senegal, a focus on children is important not only because of Senegal’s international obligations, but also because the population is strikingly young. Senegal is behind infant mortality and morbidity MDG targets for 2015 (although ahead of some countries in the region).

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