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Decentralization and community participation

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The Children Here: Current trends in the decentralization of National Programmes of Action
Publication Publication

The Children Here: Current trends in the decentralization of National Programmes of Action

The 1990 World Summit for Children brought together 71 Heads of State and Government to discuss ways in which to improve the lives of the world's children. The international ‘Plan of Action’ adopted at the summit recognised the importance of grass roots initiatives at the local level.
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.
Decentralization of Services for Children: The Spanish experience
Publication Publication

Decentralization of Services for Children: The Spanish experience

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.