PEP presents findings and policy recommendations ensued from special UNICEF-commissioned study to stakeholders

Fiscal Space and Public Spending on Children in Burkina Faso

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In 2011, UNICEF had called on the unique expertise of PEP's lead researchers in the use of combined modelling and microsimulation techniques, to conduct a special analysis of the impact of public spending and related fiscal policies on child welfare in Burkina Faso. Find more information on this UNICEF commission here.
The researchers have conducted different simulations of increased public spending on children (e.g. in education, or cash transfers to families with 0-5 children), combined with various possible scenarios financing mecanisms, in order to identify the best policy options for positive long-term impact on both child welfare and the national economy in Burkina Faso.
The study was completed by August 2012, and two of the PEP researchers leading the project were invited to present the main findings and conclusions to policy stakeholders and decision-makers, both at the national and international level.

  • Luca Tiberti was asked to give such a presentation in Ouagadoudou, Burkina Faso, on September 10, 2012. A special policy seminar was organized by UNICEF-Burkina Faso, in order to inform decision-makers from different ministries and government agencies in the country, of the main policy recommendations ensued from the study.  
  • A week later, on September 17, Véronique Robichaud was invited to make the same presentation to several policy advocacy advisors from the UNICEF Social Policy Unit and other divisions/sections at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. 

To find out more about the researchers' main conclusions and policy recommendations as ensued from the study, please consult the :

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