Are children’s rights prioritised at a time of budget cuts? Assessing the adequacy of the 2013/14 social development budgets for funding of Children’s Act services (summary)

Budget picThe Children’s Act is South Africa’s primary law for realising children’s constitutional rights to care, protection and social services. One way of assessing government’s progress in implementing the Act is to monitor the budget that is allocated for the services listed above. This learning brief is a summary of a study that analyses the budget sub-programmes within the provincial social development budgets that most closely match the services listed in the Children’s Act, namely child care and protection, HIV/AIDS, and family care and support. Read more here.

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