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Annual Review 2000-2001


The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre aims to: - Focus on areas that are relatively new to UNICEF and that may be important for its work in the future; - Focus on statistics and areas that may be sensitive or even controversial; - Fill knowledge gaps in existing areas of UNICEF’s work.

Annual Review 1999-2000


The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, in Florence, Italy, was established in 1988 to strengthen the research capability of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and to support its advocacy for children worldwide. This Annual Review provides a brief outline of the Centre's ongoing work.

After the Fall: The human impact of ten years of transition


This publication, produced to mark the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, looks back at the impact of ten years of transition. It argues for a new focus on the human aspect of transition, and a rededication to its original goals - a better quality of life for every citizen in a humane and democratic society.

Accounting for the Family: The treatment of marriage and children in European income tax systems


In some countries family status has little or no impact on the amount of tax that an individual pays. In others the income tax system plays a major role in the redistribution of income among families of different types. This paper examines the treatment of the family in European tax systems.

Are Intergovernmental Transfers in Russia Equalizing?


Since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 88 regions of the Russian Federation have enjoyed increasing autonomy, and by 1994 almost half of all budgetary expenditure in Russia was spent at the regional level. This paper examines the system of transfers that has developed in Russia.

Achieving Gender Equality in Families: The role of males. Global Seminar Report, 1995


Africa's Recovery in the 1990s: From stagnation and adjustment to human development


Africa's Recovery in the 1990s: From stagnation and adjustment to human development. Summary


This study begins with an overview of the unique set of factors which paved the way towards Africa's economic, social and political crisis of unprecedented and paralysing proportions. A review of the programmes implemented - with little or no success - during the 1980s, mostly with International Moonetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank assistance, to lift Africa out of the stranglehold of poverty points to the urgent need for an alternative development strategy. The last part of this publication examines the components of such a strategy.

Adjustment Policies in Tanzania, 1981-1989: The impact of growth, structure and human welfare


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