Cognitive Capital: Investing in Children to Generate Sustainable Growth
Asia’s policy decision makers today face vital choices for the future of economic growth and prosperity of the continent. With inequality rising, demographic dividends diminishing and middle income traps threatening, the social and economic options have never been more daunting… or more promising.
Tracking and Monitoring Public Expenditure on Children - Fiji
Published: July 2016
Published: June 2016
The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF’s annual flagship report, paints a stark picture of what is in store for the world’s poorest children if governments, donors, businesses and international organizations do not accelerate efforts to address their needs. It also points to evidence that investing in the most vulnerable children can yield immediate and long-term benefits.
Published: June 2015
Violence against children is fundamentally wrong and is a tragedy for every child affected. In addition to the moral case for action, this research shows that there is also an impact on health and human capital, and an economic cost. This is first ever costing of child maltreatment in the Asia-Pacific region.
Reimagine the Future: Innovation for every child (The State of the World's Children 2015)
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world – who are pushing boundaries and crafting solutions for local problems that reflect urgent global needs – towards a future in which all children can enjoy their rights.
The digital report is a crowd-sourced compilation of stories and videos. It includes an interactive platform that maps innovations in countries all over the world, and invites users to put their own ideas ‘on the map’. It is available at http://sowc2015.unicef.org/
Protecting Children from Poverty, Disaster and Climate Risks (pdf)
East Asia and the Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region, and too often children are the victims of the consequences of these disasters. On 22-23 May 2014, a Symposium was held in Bangkok, with support from Reed Elsevier and the UNICEF United Kingdom National Committee. It brought together government and development practitioners and researchers on social protection, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in East Asia and the Pacific to discuss and identify integrated approaches. Please find the presentations here.
The State of the World's Children 2014 in Numbers: Every Child Counts (pdf)
The report highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many. It also notes that "being counted makes children visible, and this act of recognition makes it possible to address their needs and advance their rights." It adds that innovations in data collection, analysis and dissemination are making it possible to disaggregate data by such factors as location, wealth, sex, and ethnic or disability status, to include children who have been excluded or overlooked by broad averages.
Multi-sectoral Approaches to Nutrition: The Case for Investment by Social protection Programmes (pdf)
Social protection programmes provide the safety net families need to be healthy and productive. But without
Child Poverty in East Asia and the Pacific: Deprivations and Disparities (pdf)
The report reveals that over 30 million children in the seven countries suffer from at least one severe deprivation. This is more acute in certain segments of the population, representing critical equity challenges.
Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia & Pacific (pdf)
The report summarizes key ﬁndings from the studies in Indonesia, Kiribati, Mongolia, Philippines and Vanuatu to see if there were noticeable patterns and trends of climate change and disaster impacts on children. The studies also included interviews with children and youth to assess their perspectives on climate change.
The impacts of climate change on nutrition and migration affecting children in Indonesia (pdf)
The Indonesia study explored children’s vulnerabilities to climate change and disaster impacts, with a focus on children’s health and nutrition and migration patterns affecting children.
Climate change impacts on children in the Pacific: A focus on Kiribati and Vanuatu (pdf)
Pacific Islanders have historically managed living with extreme weather. But changing climatic conditions due to human-induced influences appear certain to change their worlds. In fact, changes are already evident.
Children’s vulnerability and their capacity as agents for community-based adaptation in Mongolia (pdf)
The predicted effects of climate change on Mongolia include an increased frequency of extreme weather and environmental hazards, such as flash floods, droughts, dust and snowstorms, torrential rains, heat waves and wild fires as well as unfavourable changes in precipitation patterns, the shifting in ecological zones and desertification.
The Role of Non-State Providers in Delivering Basic Social Services for Children (pdf)
The differential impact on women, men and children of fiscal responses to the global economic crisis (pdf)
This study examines from a gender perspective the initiatives that were included in the fiscal response packages in five Asian countries, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It identifies ways in which fiscal stimulus packages might have been more responsive to the different needs and situations of women and children.
Protecting Pacific Island children and women during economic and food crises (pdf)
This publication is intended to help national and regional partners better understand and actively respond to the impacts of the global economic crisis on some 1 million children and half a million women in the Pacific.
Economic Crisis Hits Asia's Children Hard (pdf)