Studies, Reviews and Research

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A review of global practice

small calendar icon

Publication year:


small globe icon


small file information icon


pdf (1.5 MiB)

small number of pages icon


Plan International

Both the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Commission, and the Committee on the Rights of the Child have put strong emphasis on child rights budgeting, recommending that States’ parties develop child budgets as a key aspect of implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Committee on the Rights of the child has provided specific guidance on children’s participation in budgeting, a core part of general comment 19 on public budgeting and children’s rights. In answer to the Committee’s call for examples of good practice of child participation in child rights budgeting, Plan International has developed this study, which is aimed at collating examples of good practice on children’s participation in budgeting.

The research presented in this studies was collected from the views of nearly 2,700 children in 71 countries. The results highlight strong support for government engaging with children when making decisions about expenditure.

Document information




© Author/Publisher


Child responsive budgeting

SubscribeSubscribe and receive reading selections

LibrarySave all your favorite materials for future use

UploadUpload research & contribute to the collection

By browsing the Resource Centre you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our cookie policy.