Working with and for Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary: Country Programme 2010 - 2014

UNICEF in Bosnia and Herzegovina: History Past and Present


Social Policies and Child Rights Monitoring

This programme will contribute the following key expected results:

  • government, institutions and civil society organisations to systematically monitor child rights in order to influence the implementation of national strategies, plans and programmes that address poverty and the exclusion of children and families;
  • based on child-focused evidence responsible government institutions to allocate sufficient resources to social protection and inclusion programmes;
  • young people, children, the media, local authorities and civil society organisations to be actively engaged in alliances for child rights.

This programme will support the reform of the social sector and the formulation of policies and budgets that target vulnerable and socially excluded children. Through policy reviews across all social sectors it will address institutional capacity gaps within policy design, implementation and planning at various levels of government through analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

The main programme areas will include social and economic policy development, evidence-based communication for development and partnerships in support of children’s rights. One of the targets is to provide 40% of communities with increased awareness of social inclusion and the mechanisms that support inclusion for children.

As part of a joint United Nations programme on Democratic economic governance, funded by the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund, this programme will support citizen participation in municipal governance in relation to securing access to water. It will lead activities designed to foster inclusive participation and promote accountability and transparency for all decisions related to public utilities.



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