Save the Children

For A Program To Support Citizen Engagement In Implementing The Addis Tax Initiative In Kenya

Save the Children promotes the health and well-being of children globally. In the last grant period, Save the Children succeeded in getting donor members of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) to commit to provide funding to civil society and other accountability actors working on domestic tax policy reforms in developing countries. It also successfully secured policy reforms in one county in Kenya that resulted in increased tax compliance among small business owners. In this grant period, Save the Children will engage and advocate for ATI donor members to fulfill their commitment to fund local civil society and accountability groups, facilitate citizen participation in tax policy reforms in two Kenyan counties, and work with the Kenyan Council of Governors to expand this program to other counties. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
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for research and advocacy to promote improvements to U.S. development assistance  
In the coming year, several critical policy reforms introduced in 2010 will be implemented. These include the Presidential Policy Directive on U.S. development policy, the Quadrennial Development and Diplomacy Review, as well as the President's new Feed the Future and Global Health Initiatives. Building on Save the Children’s aid reform work over the past three years, which has been supported by Hewlett, this program aims to accelerate momentum for the implementation of key reforms that will improve the impact of US government development programs on sustainable development and poverty reduction at the country level. Save the Children will work closely with NGO, think tank, and Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) colleagues to promote the following desired outcomes: 1) The Executive branch implements its articulated vision for sustainable, country-owned development in a sound and consistent manner; 2) A supportive community of Congressional stakeholders is established to enable the institutionalization of reforms beyond a single administration; 3) The nongovernmental (NGO) community – particularly the health and education sectors – demonstrates increasing support for aid effectiveness principles (e.g. country ownership) and for the sorts of reforms needed to achieve those principles. (Renewal, $250,000/12)
for support of a community-based project to access injectable contraceptives in Guinea  
Save the Children (Westport, CT) - Project; New; $210,000 over 1 year, 6 months; 73% of project budget For support of a community-based project to access injectables contraceptives in Guinea
for citizen-led assessments and advocacy in conflict-affected and fragile states  
Save the Children United States promotes the well-being of young children and their families around the world, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. This grant will enable the organization to adapt and test the use of citizen-led learning assessments in difficult settings where good data on educational outcomes is currently lacking. With this grant, Save the Children will design an approach for young people whose education has been disrupted by conflict, displacement, or their status as refugees, to measure and raise awareness about the gaps in learning that they and other children experience. Save the Children will document this experience to promote and possibly replicate the use of citizen-generated data to track progress and hold host governments, international organizations such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and donor agencies responsible for service delivery in emergencies accountable for commitments made under the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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