Cote d’Ivoire Financial Benchmark for Child Protection
UNICEF, Cote d'Ivoire
This work built on previous piloting of the financial benchmark for child protection in Indonesia. The purpose of financial bench-marking for child protection (CP) is to obtain a better and comparable measurement of actual expenditure on CP systems across countries to be used as an indicator for adequacy of public spending on CP. This makes up a critical part of CP reform. The pilot served to demonstrate practically how appropriate the methodology is at country level and provided recommendations on how to improve it.
Mokoro first developed a framework for a CP indicator and developed an accompanying manual in 2014, which was then piloted in Indonesia. Mark Minford led the financial benchmark study in Cote d’Ivoire with two national consultants. Alta Folscher, as the global team leader, led on the methodology training. Studies for Afghanistan and Lebanon and Nigeria will also be undertaken during 2016-17.