Decentralized implementation of social protection in Asia
Conversely, if not adequately designed and implemented, decentralisation may also lead to unintended consequences. For instance, widening the gap between different administrative entities in terms of financing and quality of education provided.
The UNICEF’s South Asia Regional Office (ROSA) is engaged in a regional policy research initiative that aims to broaden and inform national policy processes and to contribute to increasing regional awareness of what it takes to establish appropriate decentralisation policy frameworks. As part of this research initiative, ROSA solicited the UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) to conduct an analysis of the effects of decentralisation on equity in the educational sector specifically.