Central America is experiencing a process of regionalisation in which bridges are increasingly being built between countries and direct links are being established among stakeholders.
This is not an integration involving formal scenarios and protocols, and it is not integration of market channels. It is not about one, but rather several, novel forms or mechanisms that are helping Central Americans to get to know each other, to forge a true integration among the people in the territories, with citizens coming to know each other in their daily lives, in the identification of problems, in the definition of common aspirations and the definition of ways to achieve them. They are mechanisms that provide results. Read more
We are indebted to a number of people involved in producing this document, starting with the innumerable children, adolescents, communities, and partner organizations who carried out the groundbreaking work this study seeks to document.
From our own office, Beat Rohr had the vision to suggest this project. Save the Children International Centre office provided patient encouragement, inputs and financial support – thanks to Dan Collison, Martha Arranz, and Imran Matin for their interest. Save the Children US shared their pioneering examples of documentation of the Theory of Change and reviewed several case studies.
Special thanks to the staff of Save the Children Nicaragua Country Office for having hosted the workshop which helped establish the methodology for analyzing program interventions in the framework of Save the Children´s Theory of Change, and to Hans Lind for his contributions to the content and facilitation of the workshop.
Child Rights Governance “A collection of 11 inspiring, motivating and suggestive case studies on children’s engagement in governance” Common for all cases is that important partnerships between local governments, civil society and children ha been formed and the quality of the relationships has gradually improved as trust has been built and adults have recognised what children can contribute. At the same time, children have experienced their views being taken seriously and that democratic negotiation processes genuinely provide them with influence.
the cases – Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and the Philippines – which have been researched and photo documented thoroughly on the ground by the authors of Children in politics, mirror the children’s own views. Consequently, the photos from these cases also feature prominently. Downliad the document