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Type Journal Article - Children, Youth and Environment
Title Child rights impact assessment of proposed electricity price increases in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Volume 19
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 176-201
URL http://www.colorado.edu/journals/cye/19_2/19_2_10_Electricity.pdf
n 2006-07, UNICEF and Save the Children UK in Bosnia and Herzegovina supported government and non-governmental organizations to develop and pilot a Child Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA) to assess the potential impact of electricity sector reform on children. The CRIA exposed the negative impact of potential electricity price increases on children’s access to health, education and social protection. Household strategies to respond to price increases would also negatively affect children’s health, increase child labor, reduce children’s access to information and increase girls’ and women’s workload. The pilot study proposed child rights indicators for monitoring and reinforced the need for mitigation measures. This article outlines the CRIA approach and results and discusses the potential role of CRIA as a tool to assist governments to assess compliance with child rights obligations during policy development and implementation

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