- BUILDING A CFC
- TO LEARN MORE
In 2002, UNICEF France and the National Association of French Mayors launched the initiative “Ville Amie des Enfants” (Child Friendly City). In order to be recognised as Child Friendly, towns need to give proof of actions undertaken in five main domains:
Overall, towns need to show evidence of having implementing initiatives to accomplish the following criteria:
Children’s well-being in the city and the quality of their life;
The awarding process is based on the review of an application form in which actions undertaken are documented. A scoreboard (English version, French version) containing indicators, formulated in terms of questions, is used by the UNICEF evaluation panel to assess performance. A quiz has also been developed to enable municipalities to conduct self monitoring at any moment in the process. A scoreboard containing indicators, formulated in terms of questions, is used by the UNICEF evaluation panel to assess performance.
Other tools, such as a quiz and scoreboard, have been recently developed to facilitate the monitoring process by cities themselves as well as by the evaluation panel.