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|BRAZIL: This girl is just one of more than 10 million children benefiting from reduced infant mortality rates and increased access to school in Brazil's semi-arid region.|
UNICEF supports programme countries to conduct a comprehensive analysis of children and women within the country programme or national planning cycle. It is done in preparation for or as an input to the review of the national development plan and poverty reduction strategy. It forms part of the UN contribution to country analytic work, including the Common Country Assessment (CCA). It also supports national reporting to the Child Rights and CEDAW Committee.