The 2018 edition scores and ranks the performance of 52 African governments in improving the well-being of children. The report uses a robust, rights-based statistical methodology – the Child-Friendliness Index – and a wide range of data to measure and track progress in the commitment of African governments to children.
1.2 billion children are threatened by conflict, widespread poverty or discrimination against girls.
In commemoration of International Children’s Day, Save the Children released its second annual End of Childhood Index, taking a hard look at the events that rob children of their childhoods and prevent them from reaching their full potential.
In order to understand better the food security and livelihoods challenges in Asia, and how these relate to undernutrition and broader child wellbeing, Save the Children has conducted a retrospective synthesis review of its analyses in the region. This review draws on the data, findings and recommendations from 15 studies carried out in five countries in Asia – Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines – between 2011 and 2015.
Despite a significant improvement in school attendance Brazil continues to lag behind other Latin American countries in terms of educational outcomes. A team of local PEP researchers set out to measure the impact of child work on learning outcomes to better understand the consequences of children combining work and study.
This study from a team of PEP researchers proposes different reform strategies concerning the two main means tested social protection programs (monetary social assistance and child allowance). The authors proposals aim to improve the targeting and coverage of these programs, as well as acting on the incentives to work by the parents for the benefit of children in poverty.