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Empirical Analysis using Household and Micro-level Datasets

Formal empirical analysis of the social impact of crises, policy adjustments and other economic events is typically underpinned by an ex- post analysis using nationally representative household survey data.

Social Budget Tracking and Analysis

Social budget tracking and analysis tools monitor the extent of priority and protection given to public budget items and can influence government policies in favour of allocations to children and families.

A Child Rights Lens for Poverty and Social Impact Analyses (PSIAs)

Poverty and Social Impact Analyses, PSIAs, are aimed at facilitating an ex-ante understanding of the potential distributional impacts of a given policy reform. Child rights centered PSIAs, add a child focus to these impact assessments, as tools specifically designed to promote more child sensitive real-time policy making.

Innovative Desk Reviews of the Impact of Crises on Children and Policy Responses

In developing policy advocacy strategies and in selecting the best analytical tools for policy engagement, it is critical to effectively draw on the best available evidence base. In this respect, through the use of desk reviews, policymakers and child rights advocates can readily access a wealth of evidence and information from the existing policy and empirical literature related to past crises and policy responses.

Below are some of the key desk reviews that analyse the impact of crises on children and the associated policy responses: