The overarching goal of the Public Finance for Children (PF4C) Framework is to contribute to the realisation of children’s rights by supporting the best possible use of public budgets. The framework is aligned with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child General Comment No. 19 on Public Budgeting for the Realization of Child Rights, as well as with UNICEF’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan.
The PF4C aims to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated for child-related policies and programmes and that results-based budgeting and value for money approaches are adopted. It also aims to ensure that resources are better distributed and that citizens, including children and adolescents, are empowered to monitor and participate in budget processes.