The SDGs commit all governments to comprehensive, integrated and universal transformations by 2030. Countries are required to mobilise efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Without adequate and sustained investments in health, the SDGs will not be realised. One way of doing this is to influence the size, equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of public spending at national and sub-national level. In UNICEF, this is done through the Public Finance for Children (PF4C) stream of work, which is central to UNICEF’s work globally. Many of the obstacles to improving child outcomes can be directly traced to public financial management (PFM) challenges, which makes it relevant to all programmatic pillars. Countries are at different stages in their trajectory towards self-financing sustainability and PFM obstacles often impact their ability to mobilize required resources and/or maximize investments for children and UNICEF is committed to influencing the mobilization, allocation and utilization of domestic public financial resources, for greater, more equitable and sustainable results for children. As financial sustainability is one of the cornerstones to achieve durable and efficient systems of public programmes, UNICEF engages with governments to influence the mobilization, allocation and utilization of domestic financial resources, for greater, more equitable results for children.
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