Social Monitor Regional Report
Social protection for child rights and well-being in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
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Vulnerable children benefit the most when countries invest in effective social protection, including cash assistance, according to The Social Monitor. The report consolidates evidence on trends and patterns of change in child poverty and the impact of social protection on children in 30 countries and territories.
It highlights key challenges in the region in meeting the social protection needs of children. The report finds that while children in the region are doing better than 20 years ago, many still live in poor households, deprived of basic necessities and excluded from services, communities and societies. The main recommendations include simplifying the application procedures for cash assistance and social support; informing families about existing benefits; expanding coverage for the most vulnerable; and ensuring that any cash assistance offered is enough to make a real difference for children.