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Child Friendly Cities Catalogue

UNICEF Turkey has implemented a Child Friendly Cities Project together with 10 municipalities with the financial support of IKEA Turkey and the UNICEF Turkish National Committee in order to support the municipalities in their efforts to design child friendly policies and programmes. In order to ensure collaboration and coordination among the relevant partners, the Turkish Ministry of Interior Local Administrations Directorate General (MoI- LADG), Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) and World Academy for Local Government and Democracy took role in the national coordination of the project. Urbanization in Turkey grows so fast with the growing economy, industrialization and migration from rural to urban. In this dynamic process of change, needs of the children are often ignored or their best interests are not prioritized although children of Turkey composes one third of the overall population. For the realization of children’s rights at the local level, municipalities have a great role to play. Municipalities are the best platforms in which problems can be identified and meet with the solutions with the participation of local people. The key is to make the children active agents of this change.

Children of the Recession The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries- Innocenti Report Card 12

The data and observations in this Innocenti Report Card reveal a strong and multifaceted relationship between the impact of the Great Recession on national economies and a decline in children’s well-being since 2008. Children are suffering most, and will bear the consequences longest, in countries where the recession has hit hardest.

For each country, the extent and character of the crisis’s impact on children has been shaped by the

depth of the recession, pre-existing economic conditions, the strength of the social safety net and, most importantly, policy responses. Remarkably, amid this unprecedented social crisis, many countries have managed to limit – or even reduce – child poverty. It was by no means inevitable, then, that children would be the most enduring victims of the recession.

Defining and Evaluating Child Well Being Domains and Indicators Through The Eyes of Children in Turkey

This report was prepared as an initiative of UNICEF Turkey Country Office Social Policy Unit under its 2011-2015 Country Programme. It was commissioned with the aim of nurturing the discussions of the Child Well-Being Indicators Working Group composed of representatives from Ministry of Development,

Turkish Statistical Institute and Ministry of Family and Social Policies for developing a National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators.

POLICY PAPER on Improving Conditional Cash Transfers Programme in Turkey, 2014

This report aims to set some recommendations forth to improve the Conditional Cash Transfers Programme in Turkey. In order to do that the report first portrays the basics of conditional cash transfers, then introduces CCT programmes around the world, namely from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile with a view to describe the basics of these programme and their distinctive features amongst the others. In the third chapter, the case of Turkey is presented in detail to provide background information on the Turkish case before getting into the discussion on how to improve the programme in Turkey. The report presents the key findings of the workshop that was organized on 10 September 2013 in Ankara, Turkey to elaborate on the alternatives for the programme in place in Turkey. The report finishes with a set of recommendations for future considerations.

Child Well-Being Document

Child Well-Being in Early Years and Women's Employement Policy Paper

Children First Brochure

Children First Brochure

Child Friendly Cities - Brochure

Establishment of the Child Friendly Cities model in the twelve cities of Antalya; Bursa; Erzincan; Gaziantep; Karaman; Kayseri; Kırşehir; Konya; Sivas; Tekirdağ; Trabzon and Uşak will support: • the MONE and UNICEF Haydi Kızlar Okula! initiative to get all girls into primary education; • reintegration of children living on the street with their families; • reduction of child labour with measures to alleviate poverty in low–income families.

2010 UNDESA report on the World Economic Situation: Rethinking Poverty.

The Report on the World Social Situation 2010 seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. Following the review of global poverty trends contained in chapter II, chapters III and IV reflect on broader issues of measurement, with a view to widening the understanding of poverty in its various dimensions. Chapters V through VIII critically examine the conventional policy framework and popular poverty reduction programmes in the context of the persistence of poverty, rising inequality and lacklustre growth performance in many developing countries until very recently. Chapter IX argues that a commitment to eradicating poverty and to enhancing equity and social integration requires consistent actions directed towards sustainable economic growth, productive employment creation and social development, entailing an integrated approach to economic and social policies for the benefit of all citizens.

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 05/07

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 04/07

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 03/07

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Children First - Quarterly newsletter, Issue 02/06

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

Preventing Child Poverty - Children First - 12/13 June 2006

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Children First - Periodic Report, issue 01/06

Towards Good Governance, Justice and Protection for Children in Turkey

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