Best Practices

New-born essentials allowance

1. Name of the practice

New-born essentials allowance

2. City


3. Years in operation

2006 –

4. Objectives

To provide compensation for the starting economic cost of children and to encourage big families.

5. Description - overwiew

City of Zagreb provides money for every newborn child under certain conditions. For the first child allowance is 1.800,00 kn, for the second 3.600,00 kn and for the third and every additional child is 54.000,00 kn. Certain conditions are that one parent must have registered residency for 5 years prior to the birth of the child, child must have registered residency equal to the first parent and second parent must live in the City of Zagreb.

6. Field of application

Economic support.

7. Target


8. Budget

78.000.000,00 kn annually (10.464.110 EUR)

9 Evaluation - impact - outcomes

Around 6.000 new users every year.