Federal and Provincial Budget Analysis from a Child Rights Perspective

Save the Children recognizes that promotion and protection of the rights of children is possible if the State allocates sufficient funds for children and takes all possible measures as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In a bid to advocate for good governance with respect to child rights and protection, a child centred budget analysis is one of the most important tools to influence improved governance. Accordingly, Save the Children has been conducting or helping to conduct budget analyses and budget tracking exercises from a child rights perspective for the last few years in various parts of the world.

In Pakistan, Save the Children has been conducting child focused budget analysis every year since 2009. Consequently, this report provides a comparative analysis of 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 of federal and provincial governments with specific emphasis on child focused budgetary allocation areas of health, education and social protection/welfare.

Published 2014-02-21

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