The visibility of child rights in Official Development Assistance
The research cluster addresses issues of budgetary allocation for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights, including with a view to ensuring that each child has access to basic social services of quality to provide for the child's adequate standard of living, development to the fullest potential, and protection from neglect, exploitation, abuse and discrimination.
In their implementation efforts and reporting to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, States Parties are expected to address the role of international cooperation in promoting the realization of children's rights. However, from the Committee's work, it is difficult to identify a systematic approach for monitoring donor country efforts in terms of estimated spending and shares in total Official Development Assistance (ODA).
To support this process, UNICEF IRC is undertaking a study exploring the visibility of children's rights in donor countries development assistance, both at donor headquarters and at the country programme level. This research reviews the action of donor agencies in six countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and assists the European Union to assess and compare their approach. The donor level perspective is complemented by five case studies reflecting the perspective on countries which receive aid (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Vietnam). The research discusses various ways in which the visibility of child rights can be conceptualized, from which a seven-fold visibility framework is developed. The framework is then adopted to discuss - with a comparative approach - the experience of the different donor countries.
Research is carried out by a team at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and has received contributions by the Governments of Italy, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Belgian National Committee for UNICEF.
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