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Making Philippine Cities Child Friendly: Voices of children in poor communities


The study analyses how the Philippines’ national Child Friendly Movement, which has engaged government, NGOs, civil society, children and UNICEF, has enhanced the capacity of local governments, communities and young people to fulfil the rights of the poorest children. The study uses participatory methodologies and reflects the viewpoint of children and the community. It reveals that in areas where the Child Friendly Cities strategy was adopted, greater attention is paid to the most excluded and vulnerable groups and interventions are developed on a wider spectrum of children’s rights.

Macroeconomics and Data on Children


The key economic variables on which economic policy operates can all be given a child dimension. And direct measures of various dimensions of child well-being must also be brought into the picture.

Marital Splits and Income Changes: Evidence for Britain


The relationship between marital splits and personal income changes is of great relevance to social policy. The aim of this paper is to provide new longitudinal evidence for Britain about the relationship between marital splits and changes in personal economic well-being.

A Model for Action - the Children's Rights Development Unit: Promoting the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the United Kingdom


From 1992 to 1995, the Children's Rights Development Unit worked to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK. The process, which involved many individuals (children included) and hundreds of organizations, is documented here.

Market Reforms and Social Welfare in the Czech Republic: A true success story?


Mortality as an Indicator of Economic Success and Failure


Amartya Sen, the Nobel economist, explains why mortality should, or could, be an indicator of economic success. While mortality is not in itself an economic phenomenon, the influences that increase or reduce mortality often have distinctly economic causes.

Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Alleviation and Long-term Development: Latin America in the 1990s


This Innocenti Occasional Paper examines the social and economic dynamics of poverty in Latin America from the late 1970s onward. The author’s analysis shows clearly the forces at work behind the observed changes in the nature and extent of poverty in the region.

Monitoring the Rights of Children. Global Seminar Report, 1994


Models for Monitoring the Protection of Children's Rights: Meeting Report, Florence, 1990


Measuring the Psychosocial Development of Young Children. Innocenti Technical Workshop Summary Report, 7-10 May 1990


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