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Public sector reform for children: governmental structures and processes
With a focus on birth registration, this project contributes to both equity and bottleneck analysis by identifying where and how centrally defined policy is reinterpreted in the implementation process. It addresses the problematic issue of ascertaining causal relationships for results, explores the impact (or lack thereof) of policies on the most marginalized children, and assesses the overall process and effectiveness of co-ordination. The case study, carried out in two districts in Ghana by the University of Pittsburgh and CRRECENT of Ghana, will be published in 2013, and the identification of second and third case study countries is underway.
Care Work and Children: An Expert Roundtable
A first roundtable to explore the issues regarding care work and children was hosted in Florence by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti from 6 to 7 December 2016. Unpaid care and domestic work have often been neglected in both research and policymaking, being viewed as lying within the domestic sphere of decisions and responsibilities, rather than as a public issue. However, over recent decades, researchers across a range of disciplines have strived to fill the evidence, data and research gaps by exploring the unpaid care and domestic work provided particularly by women within the household, and uncovering the entrenched social and gender norms and inequalities.
Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education Systems and Services in Low-Income Countries
This initial exploratory study examines the governance and finance of Early Childhood Services (ECS) in three countries (Cambodia, Kenya and Lao People's Democratic Republic) using an in-depth qualitative approach. The methodologies and tools provide an innovative strategy built upon the literature of governance and finance to understand how to improve access, quality and equity of ECS.