Call for papers: "Rethinking Socio-Economic Policy for a Recovery for All."
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is organizing an online call for papers on the theme of “Rethinking Socio-Economic Policy for a Recovery for All.” Selected papers will be published by UNICEF.
Interested authors are invited to submit papers NO later than 20 October 2011.
Reaching the most deprived and most vulnerable children has always been UNICEF’s central mission. A focus on equity for children is not only a moral imperative—the Convention on the Rights of the Child is founded on the principles of universality, non-discrimination and accountability—but also a necessary condition for ensuring a country’s long-term growth prospect, which hinges on the wellbeing of children today.
This research volume aims to influence key decision makers by offering a repository of inclusive and equitable policies in the context of economic recovery. The publication will be centred on the following sub-themes:
i. Evidence of the distributional impact of the 2007/08 food/fuel crisis, the global economic slowdown and the recent escalating food prices on vulnerable populations
ii. Fiscal stimulus programmes and protecting the poor: What works, why and lessons for the next time around
iii. Post-crisis adjustment strategies: Distributional impacts and alternatives for children and poor households
iv. Overcoming food price volatility: Short and long-term solutions to protect vulnerable populations and achieve food security
v. Employment opportunities for all: Creating jobs among the bottom quintiles and for young persons
Papers should contribute insight and value to UNICEF’s mandate to be a “global, authoritative and independent voice for children,” in the context of achieving the Millennium Development Goals and ensuring human rights.