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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.

Child Responsive Budgeting in Trinidad and Tobago

This study was commissioned by UNICEF Trinidad and Tobago in order to analyse the impact of the global economic crisis on the country's 2009 budget. The report also aimed at developing a tool for budget analysis in order to determine allocation and spending patterns by sector, through the collection and analysis of key documents from each government ministry over the period 2001 to 2009.


  1. Child Responsive Budgeting: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago (2010)
    Authors: Pantin, D.A., with D. Ramjattan, and J. Francis
    Report No 1, 2010-03, UNICEF Sub-Regional Office Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago