Political Commitment of Local Government in the Policy Implementation of Child Friendly City in Kupang City
This research describes political commitment of local government in policy implementation of Child Friendly City in Kupang City. Research data was obtained from non-participant observation and document review, while data analysis used qualitative analysis technique. This research found that political commitment of local government in the policy implementation was strong. This is because the local government created regulations and institutions, allocated adequate staff and finance, and undertook activities to support the policy implementation. This policy has also reached its desired outputs and outcomes. The outputs are regulations, institutions, programs and activities created by local government. Although not too significant, outcomes that are changes resulted from the policy implementation has also been reached including the increase in friendly education and health services for children, the decreasing number of child violence, child workers and street kids. Local government should increase its political commitment and organizational capacity in order to be more successful in policy implementation of Child Friendly City in Kupang City. If so, fulfillment of child rights, and protection of child from violence and discrimination in family, society and in public service can be reached in the future.
Key words : political commitment, policy implementation, child rights, child protection.
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