Social policy

UNICEF is supporting governments to develop more effective and equitable social and economic policies to help realise the rights of all children.

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UNICEF Mongolia

The challenges

Recent economic trends indicate that without a strong focus on social and environmental issues, Mongolia’s sustainable development, and its ability to achieve the SDGs, are at risk with considerable longer-term consequences for Mongolia’s development and for the wellbeing of the people.

Challenges persist in areas related to political accountability, rule of law and effective decentralization, as well as sustainable budgetary allocation for child related services, especially in times of macroeconomic downturn.

UNICEF actions

UNICEF is working to ensure that child related policies, budgets and systems are inclusive, gender and equity focused. As such, Public Finance for Children (PF4C) has grown to become one of the important elements of UNICEF’s work with the aim to increase budget allocation for children and improve efficiency of spending.

Major results:

  • UNICEF has conducted the budget reviews focusing on health, education and social protection spending for children. In addition, we have carried out more sophisticated analyses and technical assistances including WASH financing assessment and Public Expenditure Review of impact of air pollution on child health.
  • UNICEF supported the Government in strengthening Integrated Social Protection System and has examined the effectiveness of  Universal Child Money Programme in poverty reduction.
  • Based on above evidence, UNICEF continues to collaborate with partners on a national social protection reform around social assistance and cash transfers for disadvantaged children and vulnerable families.

Resources

These resources represent just a small selection of materials related to the Social Policy Programme of UNICEF Mongolia and its partners. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.