Public finance for children

Supporting governments to make domestic resources and budget processes work better for children

UNICEF/UNI162004/Holt

In the Eastern and Southern Africa region, UNICEF’s work on public finance is guided by a simple framework to identify opportunities and prioritize activities at the country level.

For sectors that matter most for children, this includes:

  1. Measure and monitor investment;
  2. Maximize the impact of investment; and
  3. Increase investment.

The most common analytical tools can be broadly mapped to these three areas (see below). Click on any of the corresponding tools below to be taken directly to country examples. Public finance studies developed by the regional office can also be accessed here.

   

Increasing 

Costing and financing studies

Burundi
WASH Financing Assessment (2019)

Eswatini
WASH Financing Assessment (2019)

Ethiopia
Costing and Financing Child-centred SDGs in Ethiopia (Report) (Policy brief) (2018)

Kenya
Child Protection Costing Tool (2018)
An Investment Framework for Nutrition (Report) (Knowledge brief) (2016)
Education sector expenditure and future cost scenarios under curriculum reform (Report) (Policy brief) (2016)

Madagascar
Costing community health services (2017)

Malawi
Costing Quality Secondary Education for all Children (2018)

Mozambique
Financing Social Sectors (2014)
Costing Social Sectors (2014)

Uganda
WASH Financing Assessment (2019)

Zimbabwe
WASH Financing Assessment (2019)

Investment cases

Ethiopia
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cash Transfer Programme (Report) (Policy brief) (2016)

Kenya
An Investment Framework for Nutrition (Report) (Policy brief) (2016)

Lesotho
Cost of Hunger (2018)
Rate of Return on Social Protection Investments (2016)

Madagascar
Investment Case for Nutrition (Report) (Summary) (2017)
Investment Case for Education (Report) (Summary) (2016)
Investment Case for WASH (Report-2015) (Summary-2016)
Investment Case for WASH (Summary-2019)

Mozambique
Investment Case for Health (RMNCAH) (2017)

Tanzania
Cost Benefit Analysis of Tourism in Zanzibar (2018)

Uganda
Investment Case for Social Protection (2016)

Zimbabwe
Investment Case for Youth (2016)