Module Two

Child Rights in Programming and Sector Policies

This module looks at how to mainstream child rights in programming at the country level, applying aid effectiveness principles in synchronization with the partner country's cycles of policy-making, programme design and budgeting and applying principles and tools applicable to all aid modalities. The module takes a step-by-step approach showing how - using tools and techniques - to render children visible and hear their voices, to translate child rights commitments into programming realities. This module:

  1. Explains how the aid effectiveness agenda and its key principles can take child rights on board;
  2. Identifies concrete ways of integrating child rights at each step of the programming process
  3. Identifies specific ways a child rights focus can be included in key sectors by mitigating risks and optimizing opportunities.

References and resources

  1. Beddies, Sabine, De Soto, Hermine, Bakllamja, Arben and Chauvot de Beauchene, Xavier, ‘Decentralization and Water Sector Privatization in Albania’, Poverty Sector Impact Analysis, World Bank and United Nations Development Programme, Tirana, 2004.
  2. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ‘General Comment No. 12: The right to adequate food’, 12 May 1999.
  3. Department for International Development (DFID), et al., ‘Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection’, Joint Statement by DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, Institute of Development Studies, International Labour Organization, Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and World Bank, August 2009.
  4. Gavrilovic, Maja, Harper, Caroline, Jones, Nicola, Marcus, Rachel and Pereznieto, Paola with support from Binazarova, Karlagash and Mukhametov, Irshat, ‘Impact of the Economic Crisis and Food and Fuel Price Volatility on Children and Women in Kazakhstan’, report for UNICEF Kazakhstan Office, Overseas Development Institute, London, 2009.
  5. Hamilton, Carolyn, Anderson, Kirsten, Barnes, Ruth and Dorling, Kamena, ‘Administrative Detention of Children: A global report’, United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, February 2011.
  6. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, United Nations, New York, 2001.
  7. OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System Sector Codes, (OECD 2011)
  8. Ortiz, Isabel, Chai, Jingqing and Cummins, Matthew, ‘Identifying Fiscal Space: Options for social and economic development for children and poor households in 182 countries’, Social and Economic Policy Working Paper, United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, 2011.
  9. Rawlings, Laura, Sheila Murthy and Winder, Natalia, ‘Common Ground: UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems’, United Nations Children’s Fund and World Bank, January 2013.
  10. Theis, Joachim, ‘Promoting Rights-Based Approaches: Experiences and ideas from Asia and the Pacific’, Save the Children Sweden, Bangkok, 2004.
  11. United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘A Multidimensional Approach to Measuring Child Poverty, Division of Policy and Strategy, UNICEF, New York, February 2011.
  12. United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Social Protection Strategic Framework, Division of Policy and Strategy, UNICEF, New York, May 2012.
  13. United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Structural Determinant of Child Well-being’, Expert Consultation Paper, Office of Research, UNICEF, New York, June 2012.
  14. United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Measuring Household Welfare’, Office of Research Working Paper, UNICEF, New York, October 2012.
  15. United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Multiple Overlapping Deprivations Analysis (MODA)’, Office of Research Working Paper, UNICEF, New York, December 2012.
  16. United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Social Transfers and Child Protection’, Office of Research Working Paper, UNICEF, New York, April 2013.
  17. Waterson, Roxana and Kumar Behera, Deepak, ‘Introduction: Extending ethnographic research with children in the Asia-Pacific region’, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Special Issue: Research with Children in Asia-Pacific Societies, Vol. 12, issue 5, 2011.
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