|AUTHOR||Division of Policy and Strategy|
|TYPE||Lessons Learned/Good Practices|
|TOPIC||Child poverty and disparities|
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.