Child Participation in local governance

UNICEF Guidance note


This guidance note explores the key considerations for UNICEF country office staff when supporting child participation in local governance, with the focus on participation in local government structures and processes. The purpose of this note is to support UNICEF country offices to incorporate meaningful child participation in local governance.
The guidance note is based on an extensive literature review and four case studies. The country case studies, which document UNICEF experiences of supporting child participation in local governance in Belize, Ethiopia, Nepal and Turkey, are referenced throughout the text.

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