Child Rights Public Budgeting
Public budgeting for children’s rights is about making sure children are visible and taken into account in budget related documentation and throughout the budget process. Governments, civil society organisations and the United Nations are among those that have increased their focus on children’s rights in public budgets and budget processes during the past three decades. There have been advances in the way budget systems of governments are set up to take children into account, and the way budget decisions are monitored and followed-up in relation to child rights outcomes by governments and civil society.
This short e-learning course introduces participants to concepts, principles, standards and practical examples of child rights public budgeting and monitoring. The course will address basics of child rights public budgeting and monitoring; the importance of budget transparency; obligations of governments; and possibilities for participation of civil society, including children.
This course involved three 90-minute webinars, reading materials, and a final assignment, and is offered over a three-week period. The webinars take place on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 14h00-15h30 UTC/GMT; Wednesday, 9 May 2018 from 14h00-15h30 UTC/GMT; and Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from 14h00-15h30 UTC/GMT (check your time zone off-set). The webinars will also be recorded. Students who successfully complete the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Week 1: Basics of child rights public budgeting and monitoring – international examples of what it is, who does it and what they do?
Week 2: Transparency and participation in the budget process – why, when and how it is important in relation to child rights public budgeting, including international examples.
Week 3: The General Comment no.19 on public budgeting for the realization of children’s rights of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – its background, content and practical application
For more information and online registration: www.hrea.org/child-rights-budgeting