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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Budget for Children Analysis: A Beginner's Guide

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ORGANIZATION Save the Children and HAQ: Centre for Child Rights
TYPE Thematic Report
DATE 2010
TOPIC Budgeting for children

Save the Children has a long standing commitment to the fulfilment of children’s rights. In recent years this commitment has been expressed through support to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and to good governance mechanisms that support the process. Child centred budget analysis is one method to increase good governance.

Child centred budget analysis entails building the knowledge and capacities of civil society organisations, including children’s organisations, to understand the national budgetary process and undertake State budget analysis. Budget analysis requires engaging in dialogue with government representatives to identify programmes that benefit children. Key findings of the analysis should feed into an effective communication and advocacy strategy to ensure adequate resource allocation for children and better governance and budget management from the government.

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