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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Policy advocacy and advice

Policy advocacy and advice is a key process for promoting the rights of children and women.
Good analysis helps us understand the circumstances and forces that affect the well-being of children and women around the world.  From this analysis, we can determine whether, for example, poverty, poor health or the absence of legal protection are being adequately addressed, and in turn develop new policy approaches and actions to improve the results of economic, social and governance programmes for children and women.
Good advocacy and advice helps transmit the message to ensure governments, law-makers, the media, and civil society hear it …and act on it.
Our research and evidence should reach everyone who can make a difference in providing solutions. This requires cooperative engagement and policy dialogue with a variety of different actors at all levels of government, the private sector, and civil society, in the identification of both problems and solutions. It requires making the investment case for children, for a variety of different programmes and contexts. It requires monitoring, responding and adapting to emerging trends in a rapidly changing world. It requires advice and support in the construction of sound policy, to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized children are met.
In these pages, you will find information on:
 Policy Advocacy and Advice
 Emerging Trends
 Environment and Climate Change
 Urban Planning and Programming
 Private Sector and Corporate Social Responsibility