Latin America

Argentina

Programme

Early Childhood and Sustainable Development: Towards a Comprehensive Care System

Sustainable Development Goals

The programme brief description

The aim of the early childhood and sustainable development Joint Programme supports the Argentine Government in the implementation of the National Early Childhood Strategy (ENPI in Spanish), focused on strengthening childcare services at national and subnational levels. It is reducing the inequality gaps among the 5.2 million children (0 - 6 years old), of which 2.7 million are poor, by increasing the investment for the National Early Childhood Strategy (ENPI) from the current 0.26% and identifying consolidated investment gaps at national and provincial levels.

Approach

The approach focuses on three closely interconnected aspects:

  • Families’ access to care services and the enhancement of the service quality provided;
  • Improving employment conditions of workers in early childhood care;
  • Contributions to women’s financial independence in relation to meeting care needs and to labour market participation.

Target groups

Women, children, girls, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, rural workers, migrants.

Quick facts

Total budget:
US $ 2,900,000

UN Agencies:

UNICEF, UNDP, ILO, ECLAC, FAO, UN WOMEN, UNESCO, ACNUDH


National Partners:

The National Council for Social Policy Coordination (Consejo Nacional Coordinador de Políticas Sociales, CNCPS), The National Secretary of Childhood, Adolescence and Family (Secretaría de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia, SENNAF), Ministry of Production and Labor (Ministerio de Producción y Trabajo), Labor Risks Superintendence (Superintendencia de Riesgos del Trabajo), The National Commission on Eradication of Child Labor (Comisión Nacional para la Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil, CONAETI), The National Institute of Technological Education (Instituto Nacional de Educación Técnica, INET)


Duration:
March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 (22 months)

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