The Bulgarian National Network for Children presents the annual report

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Bulgarian National Network for Children presents its second annual independent monitoring report: “Report Card 2013: What is the average government score for childcare?“ 

On April 15, the National Network for Children presented its second annual independent monitoring report: “Report Card 2013: What is the average government score for childcare?“. The document aims to appraise the implementation of selected government commitments in the area of child and family policies in Bulgaria during the 2012 calendar year and to include recommendations to support the decision-making process of the state administration.

The chosen areas reviewed all national strategies, plans and programmes, which concern policies or measures related to children. The chosen commitments envisage to be implemented in 2011 or in a longer period. They are selected in line with the principle of consistency. Those of which the period of implementation continued throughout 2012 were followed and in lieu of those that have expired are selected new ones. Two criteria about priority of the problems are used – significance and the possibility of finding solutions.

Report-Card-2013 contains 5 areas (school subjects), 16 subareas and 40 commitments. Analysis includes: brief description of the commitment; description of facts and data from the experts assessment and the answers of the state institutions about the respective commitment; recommendations for urgent actions (concrete steps and possible directions of work).