16 January 2024

Access to inclusive social protection and lives free from poverty

UNICEF works closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen social protection systems, focusing on programming that is child sensitive, inclusive, and shock responsive. Special emphasis is also placed on advancing equitable, efficient, effective and sustainable public spending in all social sectors, and generation of disaggregated data to…, THE CHALLENGES, High prevalence of monetary and multidimensional poverty: The latest available data on poverty show high prevalence of monetary and multidimensional poverty, with 45.5 per cent of children experiencing monetary poverty and being deprived across at least two dimensions (such as education, health, nutrition, housing, etc.) Wide structural and…, Story: Cash and care for every child – the golden recipe?, Dinheiro e cuidados para cada criança - a receita de ouro? Mozambique’s Child Grant, targeting children aged 0-2 years, is showcasing how cash transfers, in combination with nutrition information and case management services, not only reduce poverty, but also improve child well-being on several levels within the critical first 1,000 days’ window…, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?, É necessário investir no reforço e na expansão dos sistemas nacionais, apoiando simultaneamente a aplicação de abordagens sensíveis às necessidades das crianças, inclusivas e sensíveis aos choques, para reduzir a vulnerabilidade multidimensional e a pobreza infantil. Investment is needed to reinforce and expand national systems, while supporting…, UNICEF’S RESPONSE, O UNICEF trabalha para reforçar os sistemas de protecção social, centrando-se numa programação sensível às crianças e na capacidade de resposta a choques. UNICEF works to strengthen social protection systems by focusing on child-sensitive programming and shock responsiveness. With support from partners, UNICEF prioritizes: Supporting the expansion…