CONNECT
search advanced search
UNICEF Innocenti
Office of Research-Innocenti
search menu

Decentralization of Services for Children

The Spanish experience
Decentralization of Services for Children: The Spanish experience

Author(s)

Ferran Casas

 

Publication date: 1

Publication series:
Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series

No. of pages: 40

Download the report

(PDF, 0.00 MB)(PDF, 0.00 MB)

Abstract

The ‘Plan Of Action’ adopted at the 1990 World Summit for Children recognised the importance of grass-roots initiatives for children at the provincial level. In many countries, this call for ‘decentralisation’ has triggered the beginnings of an entirely novel process. In Spain, a general trend toward the provincial and the participatory had already begun - the effect of the NPA has been to strengthen an already existent phenomenon. This paper documents Spain’s extensive experience of decentralisation and the influence it has had upon policy and services for children.
Available in:
English

Related Innocenti Project(s):

More in this series: Innocenti Occasional Papers, Decentralization and Local Governance Series

Decentralization and Policies for the Protection of Children and Adolescents in Brazil
Publication Publication

Decentralization and Policies for the Protection of Children and Adolescents in Brazil

Brazil has made concrete its commitment to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the creation of a number of State Programmes of Action. This ‘decentralised’ strategy marks an unprecedented step in a country with a strong tradition of ‘top-down’ federal thinking and limited experience of participatory planning.
Development and Decentralization of the National Programme of Action for Children in Namibia
Publication Publication

Development and Decentralization of the National Programme of Action for Children in Namibia

The National Programme of Action for Children and Women in Egypt
Publication Publication

The National Programme of Action for Children and Women in Egypt

The Egyptian government’s approach to internal development issues had traditionally been very much the product of a ‘top-down’ way of thinking. It was widely assumed that local and regional authorities lacked the necessary technical and resource-allocation know-how.
The Philippines: A case study in local planning for children
Publication Publication

The Philippines: A case study in local planning for children

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.