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Smartnet acts as a repository of key reference material like reports, guidelines, model documents, case studies and research on topics relevant to the urban sector. The Smartnet Library has been catalogued based on sectors, sub-sectors and types of documents.
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  • Guidance Note
    UNICEF), United Nations Ch. UNICEF Hygiene Programing Guidance Note - Understanding Hygiene promotion in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. UNICEF, 2020.

    This Note provides guidance on which aspects to consider when planning and implementing a hygiene promotion campaign as part of a broader risk communication & community engagement strategy. It is not meant to provide a comprehensive guide to designing a behavior change campaign, but rather...

  • Guidance Note
    UNICEF), United Nations Ch. UNICEF Guidance Note - WASH and Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Facilities. UNICEF, 2020.

    This guidance note is for UNICEF Regional and Country Office WASH staff to help them in their preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic. It provides an overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and its intersection with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It...

  • Guidance Note
    UNICEF. WASH and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Measures in Households and Public spaces. UNICEF, 2020.

    Understanding Infection Prevention and Control measures in Households and Community settings where confirmed, suspected cases and contacts are confined or spend time:

    According to WHO, infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to...

  • Guidance Note
    UNICEF. COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response: WASH and Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Schools. UNICEF, 2020.

    This guidance note is for UNICEF Regional and Country Office WASH staff to help them in their preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic. It provides an overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and its intersection with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and...

  • Creating accessible parks and play spaces: A how-to guide for Indian cities

    With growing urban stresses and hurried everyday lifestyles, play becomes a critical way for children to develop their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Very young children start engaging actively with the built environment in places where they live, learn...

  • Status of children in urban India
    Status of Children in Urban India: Baseline Study 2018., 2019.

    The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge in the urban sector in India, has partnered with Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), a private grant making foundation based in the Netherlands, to build Child...

  • Children in the Vision of India
    Children in the Urban Vision of India., 2019.

    This document has been prepared by the “Child Friendly Smart Cities” initiative to undertake a fast track review of current urban programs being implemented in India and how they are facilitating the cities to be more focused on the needs of children. These children constitute a signifi cant...

  • Handbook of Global Practices on Place Making for Children
    Urban Places: Handbook of Global Practices on Place Making for Children., 2019.

    Place matters: Handbook of global best practices on place making for children is designed to be a step towards learning from small-scale yet impactful initiatives from across the globe. The book documents real-time global examples and acknowledge the initiatives that have contributed towards...

  • Child in the City: Comic Strip
    Child in the city: Everyday encounters of Ryan, Piku, Tina, Neel, Aamna, Zoro who are all 3 year olds and Chutki who is 3 months old.., 2019.

    This collection of comic strips is a representation of everyday encounters and experiences of young children in cities associated with their ‘live’, ‘play’, ‘learn’ environments and how they ‘move’ from one to the other.
    These encounters are shaped by the...

  • Re-imagining Urban Childhoods: Collective thinking on ‘Child Friendly Cities’

    Thriving and happy children are indicators of a healthy and sustainable society with high levels of well-being. Children form an understanding of their environment through everyday discoveries and encounters in the park, at school, during a stroll in a neighbourhood street or imagining and...

  • Women and Children access to City
    Women and Children’s Access to the City. New Delhi, India: Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2018.

    Women and children face greater challenges in accessing work, educational, and leisure opportunities offered in the cities. To shed light on this issue and formulate gender-sensitive indicators, ITDP Brazil focused on Recife, the capital of Pernambuco State, in northeastern Brazil, to develop ...

  • Child Development
    Arriagada, Maria, Jonathan Perry, , Julieta Trias, and Melissa Zumaeta. Promoting early childhood development through combining cash transfer and parenting programs. World Bank, 2018.

    The brief examines the existing evidence and the potential for bringing together cash transfer programs and parenting interventions on early child stimulation to improve child development outcomes, notably cognitive and language skills. The brief also provides lessons learned from implementation...

  • Compendium of Best Practices
    Compendium of Best Practices of Child Friendly Cities. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), 2017.

    The good practices have been collated from a variety of sources, including recommendations from the community of stakeholders working towards our common goal of making the world a better place for children, as well as readings, references from the internet and other leads provided by...

  • All Abilities Children's Park
    Concept Design: “All Abilities” Children Park. Visakhapatnam, India: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL), 2017.

    Vizag Smart City, with an aim to enhance social infrastructure for the ABD area and encourage inclusive development, has pioneered the initiative of creating a special park for “kids with special needs” under Smart City project. The adjoining presentation provides key highlights of its...

  • Status of children in urban India
    Status of Children in Urban India: Baseline Study 2016. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    This document has been created by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) under the Child– friendly Smart Cities (CFSC) initiative with the aim of providing an information base about children in India in the urban context. This research study serves as a first measure of the status of...

  • Indicators for Child Friendly Cities
    Indicators for Child friendly Local Development: I-CHILD. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    This document provides indicators to assess the gaps in India’s urban policy and implementation towards child development with special emphasis on the realm of urban planning and local development. In this context, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is currently executing The Child-...

  • WHO kid's safety strategies
    Ten Strategies for keeping Children Safe on the Road. World Health Organisation (WHO), 2015.

    Ten Strategies for Keeping Children Safe on the Road is a report from the World Health Organization highlighting ten key recommendations for policies to reduce child road traffic injury. FIA Foundation funding enabled production of the report.

  • A brighter future for Children in Brazil
    Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future. Cisco, 2015.

    There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in the case study lfrom Council Lead Partner Cisco about a pilot in a small state in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to...

  • Children and Housing
    Brennan, Maya. Supporting Childhood Wellness through Healthy, Affordable Housing. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Housing Conference, 2014.

    Green affordable housing can support children’s health by improving air quality, reducing exposure to toxins, and offering opportunities for physical activity. An on-site health care center further supports underserved residents and extends health benefits to the broader community


  • malnutition case study
    F. Levinso, James, Yarlini Balarajan, and Alessandra Marini. Addressing malnutrition multisectorally, What have we learned from recent international experience?. New York: MDG Achievement Fund, 2013.

    This document is the product of the joint efforts of the MDG-F and UNICEF to generate knowledge and provide evidence-based solutions for how to take a comprehensive look at the problem of malnutrition and food insecurity. The MDG-F ́s experience is an innovative effort of the UN system to...

  • Nurition for children
    Children, Food security and nutrition, MDG - F Thematic Study: Review of Key Findings and Achievements. MDG Achievement Fund, 2013.

    The Children, Food Security and Nutrition (CFSN) group of MDG supported programs to halt preventable deaths caused by child hunger and poor nutrition. CFSN allocated US$134.5 million through 24 Joint Programs (JPs) in 4 regions - Africa, Asia & Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin...

  • handabook for youth and children
    A Handbook for Using Community Decision-Making to Improve the Lives of Children, Youth and Families. Washington, D.C.: The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) , 2012.

    This handbook provides information and tools that can help you drive the changes necessary to improve the well-being of the children and families where you live. Each chapter will explore the critical capacities needed to help communities establish a decision-making process. This guide includes...

  • Child Friendly Cities
    Building Child Friendly Cities: A Framework for Action. Florence, Italy: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2004.

    This document provides a framework for defining and developing a Child Friendly City. It identifies the steps to build a local system of governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights. The framework translates the process needed to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by...