Knowledge for Action: Emerging experiences in child-focused Social and Economic Policy
Selected Innovations and Lessons Learned from UNICEF Programmes - Volume 1 (July 2011)
This compendium features 12 recent innovations and lessons learned that illustrate the range of UNICEF's work on child-focused social and economic policy. The cases highlighted in this publication are highly diverse examples – from developing a social protection strategy in Burkina Faso to Morocco’s effort to institutionalize a multidimensional approach to child poverty measurement, real time monitoring of the impact of the economic crisis on children in Pacific Island Countries, lessons learned from district level MDGs monitoring in Indonesia, the experience of introducing child budget analysis as a part of the national budget reform in Jordan.
Selected Innovations and Lessons Learned from UNICEF Programmes - Volume 2 (October 2011)
This compendium features 18 recent innovations and lessons learned that highlight UNICEF’s and its partners’ experience in making policy work a core strategy for reaching the most deprived. The cases highlighted in this publication showcase a wide range of UNICEF’s social policy interventions such design and impact analysis of a cash transfer programme in Senegal; development of an equity-focused child-centred methodology for situation analysis in Iraq; making visible the impact of the economic crisis on children in Mexico; ex-ante analysis of the impact of a proposed tax change in Serbia; shaping a child sensitive National Social Protection Strategy in Cambodia; and scaling up of the social protection system in Mozambique, among others.
Selected Innovations and Lessons Learned from UNICEF Programmes - Volume 3 (April 2012)
The ten case studies featured in this compendium are illustrative of UNICEF’s and its partners’ experience in bringing and solidifying upstream work as a core strategy to reach the most marginalized children and families. The cases highlighted in this publication are highly diverse examples – from child friendly municipal planning in Morocco to collaboration with IMF in Congo; Marginal Budgeting for Bottlenecks (MBB) analysis in Benin; partnering with ADB in East Asia and the Pacific; removing barriers for vulnerable families to access cash transfers in Kyrgyz Republic; shaping public policies to promote literacy in Brazil, among others. Despite their diversity, a common thread across them is their contribution to addressing barriers and bottlenecks to children’s access to essential services.