UNICEF country offices in Eastern and Southern Africa develop budget briefs – oftentimes together with government counterparts and civil society partners – on an annual basis to explore the extent to which the national budget addresses children’s needs.
The briefs analyze the size and composition of budget allocations to sectors that matter most for children (e.g. education, health, social protection, water and sanitation) in the current fiscal year as well as offer insights into the efficiency, equity and adequacy of past spending.
The main objectives of the budget briefs include synthesizing complex budget information so that it is easily understood by different stakeholders and putting forth key messages and recommendations to influence public financial decision-making processes and leverage domestic resources for children.
This page presents the latest editions of budget briefs produced by UNICEF country offices in the region. To view previous editions, please contact the country office of interest.
The regional office has developed budget brief guidelines and companion Excel-based templates to support UNICEF country offices and others to develop budget briefs. These resources are available at the bottom of this page.