The Philippines: A case study in local planning for children

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series 11

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The Philippines: A case study in local planning for children
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Nuqui, Wilfredo G.;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1994
  • Pages
    • 36
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 171U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The 1990 World Summit for Children set in motion the development of what were called ‘National Programmes of Action’ in a number of countries. In the Philippines the birth of the overall government plan has been accompanied by that of a number of supporting schemes at the provincial level. This paper examines the preparation and content of these local initiatives. It provides, in so doing, a clear picture of the Philippine experience of ‘decentralisation’ - the process whereby emphasis is transferred from large-scale capital development projects to more sustainable, community-based services for children.


Thematic area

National Development Programmes   / 


case studies   /  community mobilization   /  community participation   /  decentralization   /  National Programme of Action   /