Social Budgeting

Social Budgeting

UNICEF puts social and gender-sensitive budgeting in context.

UNICEF’s mission is to help countries ensure that all children enjoy the right to conditions necessary for a safe and happy childhood, as well as those that will allow them to develop to their full potential as human beings and citizens. The extent to which public investments are appropriately targeted toward boys and girls makes a huge difference in the fulfilment of these goals.

In trying economic times where economic growth and budgets are threatened, it is particularly important to ensure budgets protect services for children. Without this protection, not only is the progress made toward the Millennium Development Goals threatened, but the seeds of poverty for future generations is also planted. From a child rights perspective, social budget work focuses on building long-term institutions for child-friendly policies and budgets. Among the outcomes of social budget work are more—and more effectively channeled—resources for children, women and poor families.

To maximize resources for children, UNICEF supports governments to identify funding sources, create consensus around the need to invest more in children, and to use the central and local government budgets as tools to achieve sustainable progress in the fulfilment of children’s rights.

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CROP News and Events

World Social Science Fellows publications

As one of the partners in the WSSF programme, CROP is happy to announce the publications from the first two seminars held.

New Poverty Brief: A Serene look at the SDGs

September 2015

Jan Vandemoortele examines the basic premise of the Sustainable Development Goals and their universal nature.

CROP Poverty Research Prize 2015

Deadline: 30 November 2015

CROP seeks proposals for original, high-quality, alternative and critical academic manuscripts.

News from CROPNET

The Sustainable Development Agenda: From Inspiration to Action

September 2015

UNRISD Policy Prief, by Katja Hujo & Gabriele Köhler.

RC 19 Research Committee on Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy

10-14 July, 2016 / Vienna Austria

Call for abstracts - ISA's Third Forum of Sociology. Deadline: Sept 30.

WSSF 2015: Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

13-16 September 2015 / Durban, South Africa

The World Social Science Forum 2015 is a flagship activity of ISSC, hosted by HSRC and CODESRIA.