Child and youth participation resource guide

Basics of child and youth participation


Mapping and Desk Studies

UNICEF, Desk Study Report - The participation of children and young people in UNICEF country programme and National Committee activities, 2009
At the regional, country and national committee levels, UNICEF has developed strategies and implemented programmes to facilitate and support the active participation of children and young people. This desk study aims to document a range of UNICEF-supported programmes and interventions to promote meaningful and sustainable participation of children and young people. It takes stock of the work being undertaken and draws out the lessons learned in order to inform and develop the programming and advocacy work of UNICEF. The overarching purpose of this analysis is to inform future programming as well as provide feedback to country offices, regional offices and national committees for potential replication or scaling up of successful models. This report also serves as a tool for sharing ideas and experiences.

UNICEF, Desk Study Report - ADAP Learning Series no4: Youth Participation in Poverty Reduction Strategies & National development plans, 2009
This fourth issue in Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Learning Series is based on a desk study undertaken by ADAP-HQ. The ADAP Learning Series begun in 2006 in order to share current knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt on adolescent and young people’s issues and UNICEF programming in countries and regions around the world – including fresh insights and perspectives drawn from external partners and development agencies. This publication examines UNICEF country offices’ support for young people’s involvement in national policy development, including Poverty Reduction Strategies and Plans (PRS/Ps).  The report includes a narrative summary of findings, annexes with information organized by countries and regions respectively, and a typology of UNICEF support to young people's participation in national policy development, developed through the mapping exercise of Country Office Annual Reports.

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