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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

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Pratolino IV Global Consultation  on Social Policy, Equity, Rights and Development

From November 2011 to February 2012, UNICEF held a global consultation to identify the upcoming challenges and opportunities for its social policy work, and explore new themes for a forward-looking agenda. The consultation took the form of an open, participatory e-discussion and culminated with a four day meeting in Florence, Italy. The consultation successfully convened a group of prominent external advisors, alongside regional, country and headquarters staff. This report echoes the discussions that took place during those four months of reflection and debate.


Day 1
Welcome and opening remarks - Richard Morgan, Director, Policy and Practice, UNICEF
Reflexions on policy for children: Past, present and future - Sir Richard Jolly, Hononary Professor and Research Associate, IDS
Suggestions from the blog for UNICEF’s work in economic and social policy - David Anthony, Chief, Policy Advocacy Policy and Practice, UNICEF
UNICEF Social and Economic Policy Work for Equity - Isabel Ortiz, Associate Director Policy and Practice, UNICEF
Addressing policy priorities for children: Key action areas - Nuria Molina, Director of Policy and Research, Save The Children
The evolving agenda of inequality:managing crisis and promoting equitable outcomes for children - Professor J. Allister McGregor, IDS
Engaging in National Policy Making Process - Steen Jorgensen, Director Human Development MNA Region, World Bank
Understanding the impact of child poverty - Examples using different variables - Jingqing Chai, Chief, Social and Economic Policy Analysis, DPP UNICEF
Children, Social Protection Frameworks and the Social Protection Floor Initiative - Michael Cichon, Social Security Department, ILO
Integrated Social Protection Systems: Enhancing Equity for Children - Jennifer Yablonski, UNICEF

Day 2
Social Policy Operational Framework and Lessons Learned in CEECIS - Sonia Ruiz-Brunschwig, UNICEF
Social Policy Perspectives from East Asia -Dr. Mahesh Patel, UNICEF
The growing importance of Social Policy:insights from Eastern and Southern Africa - Gaspar Fajth, Regional Social Policy Officer, UNICEF ESARO
Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean - Susana Sottoli, Representative Mexico & Enrique Delamonica, Regional Social Policy Officer, UNICEF TACRO
Policy Challenges and Opportunities for Children in MENA - Roberto Benes, Regional Social Policy Officer, UNICEF MENA
Equity Focused Child- Sensitive Economic and Social Policies for West and Central Africa - Shalini Bahuguna, Chief, Social Policy UNICEF Nigeria
Social Policy in West and Central Africa - Gustave NEBIÉ, Chief, Social Policy, UNICEF Mali
South Asia:The Perfect Sample - Andrea Rossi, Regional Social Policy Officer, UNICEF ROSA

Day 3
UN Ideas that Changed the World - Sir Richard Jolly - IDS
Children, Sustainability and the post-2015 agenda - Sarah Cook, UNRISD
Rights, gender and adolescents -The social policy agenda for UNICEF - Judy Diers Chief, Adolescent Development and Participation, UNICEF
Identifying Fiscal Space and Leveraging Partners for Children's Rights - Isabel Ortiz, Associate Director Policy and Practice UNICEF
Building the investment case for children ‐Emerging opportunities in the extractive industries - Lisa Kurbiel, UNICEF

Day 4
Research Priorities for Children - Gordon Alexander, UNICEF
Innovative ways to use policy advocacy for children's rights - Max Lawson, Head of Advocacy and Public Policy, Oxfam GB

Video "Policy Matters for Children"

Statement of Participants in UNICEF's IV Global Economic and Social Policy Consultation - Pratolino IV

Report Pratolino IV




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