How children can participate in a meaningful way in the budget cycle, bringing significant gains for the efficiency, equity and accountability of public spending.
We focus on ensuring that the most vulnerable children have protection, are able to access services and be part of decisions affecting their lives.
This report summaries the results of studies undertaken by Plan International into the gender dimensions of early childhood development and of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) programmes in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan and Uganda.
In 2010, Plan decided to carry out post-intervention studies to improve our understanding of the organisation’s contribution to long term changes in the communities we work with. The studies, new to Plan and relatively new within the NGO sector, involve returning to communities around 5 years after we stop work with them to analyse the sustainability of specific interventions.
This is the final report from Plan's first full study carried out in a district of Kenya in 2011.