Essential Social Services for Children in China: Planning, Financing, and Governance

June 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Room 1109

Event Organizer

China Center for Social Policy
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Website:
https://chinacenter.socialwork.columbia.edu

With

Dr. Yan Mu, Manager of Public Private Partnerships, East Asia and Pacific Region, UNICEF

Sponsored by

China Center for Social Policy

Open to the public; registration not required; lunch provided.

Event Description

A specialist in development economics, Dr. Yan Mu (bio) has worked in economic and social policy and development programming for UNICEF for many years. Before assuming her current position in UNICEF’s New York headquarters, she spent 12 years in the field for UNICEF, based mostly in her native China, promoting inclusive social policy and planning and financing for essential social services for children through partnership with government, other international organizations, and think-tank and academic institutions.

At this hour-long seminar, part of the event series run by our School’s China Center for Social Policy, Dr. Mu will

  • provide an overview on how the Chinese government plans, finances, and governs the delivery of essential social services for children and families in China, including primary health care, early childhood development, education, social protection, and child protection.
  • introduce how UNICEF has been engaging with the Chinese government in addressing some aspects of the challenges in order for children and families, including the most vulnerable ones, to access affordable and quality essential services.