What Works for Africa's Poorest

What Works for Africa's Poorest

In order to make a difference for the poorest children, policy-makers must first understand what differentiates their lives from those of children who are less poor and why they are particularly hard to reach. This blog explores some of the characteristics of extreme poverty, such as shame and stigmatisation, separation of children from their families, lack of civil registration for several reasons, and lack of access to education and health care.

Fighting Child-poverty multidimensionally: A Headline and a Toolbox

Fighting Child-poverty multidimensionally: A Headline and a Toolbox

In this blog Christian Oldiges of OPHI reflects on one of the many discussion points of the "Putting Children First" conference, that of the basic but important principle that child poverty is multidimensional in nature. Drawing on real world examples of how governments can easily apply the Alkire-Foster (AF) method to identify multidimensionally poor children and compute Child Multidimensional Poverty Indices (C-MPIs) to guide policy making

Release of Equity for Children's 'Addressing Urban Inequities and Childhood: Advancing the Agenda for Children and Cities'

Release of Equity for Children's 'Addressing Urban Inequities and Childhood: Advancing the Agenda for Children and Cities'

Over half of the world’s people – including more than one billion children – now live in cities and towns. These figures are set to increase in the coming years. By 2030, the majority of the world’s urban population will be under the age of 18.  At the same time, many children growing up in cities lack access to basic services and are unable to enjoy the ‘urban advantage’. Everything is there, just not for them. Read Equity for Children's new publication which addresses urban inequities and childhood...