The Difficult Road: The case of NPA decentralization in Argentina

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series 10

  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Minujin, Alberto;
    • Vinocur, Pablo;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1994
  • Pages
    • 36
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 172U
  • 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. The birth of the Argentine NPA took place in a context of profound institutional reform, with the federal government placing responsibility for health care, education and social policy in the hands of the provinces. This paper looks at how this process of ‘decentralisation’ has influenced the NPA’s early development.


Thematic area

National Development Programmes   / 


child protection   /  decentralization   /  National Programme of Action   /  social development programmes   /