The International conference on Universal Child Grants brings together governments, policy practitioners and researchers to explore the arguments and the evidence emerging from the implementation of alternative cash transfer schemes and their implications for universal child grants.
About a hundred child advocates, field experts, scholars and graduate students met at The New School on October 11th for a profound and relevant discussion about inequalities affecting children and adolescents living in poverty.
Call for Papers
Including Children and Adolescents in Progress for the SDGs: Understanding and Addressing Exclusion among Poor Children
Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection
Data showing that more than 23 low and middle income countries have achieved universal or near universal social protection schemes. Country case studies now available in one publication.
Adolescent Lives: Sarada's Story
Hear from a Young Lives participant on overcoming obstacles from disability, and avoiding early marriage to achive her ambitions.
Adolescent Lives: Seble's Story
Hear from a Young Lives participant on how early marriage impacts the opportunities of girls in Ethiopia
Adolescent Lives: Shanmuka's Story
Hear from a Young Lives participant on how gender impacts the opportunities of girls in India.
Adolescent Lives: Harika's Story
Hear from a Young Lives participant on how gender impacts opportunities for girls in India
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.
Blog by Janet Nelson, Vice-President, ATD Fourth World
Extreme poverty is a violation of human rights. States are obliged to take actions to alleviate poverty under international human rights law, but how does it translate to concrete actions? ATD Fourth World’s new handbook presents a guide
Blog by MasterCard Scholar Faith Mvula,
“Let youth be set free to dream. Set them free from the idea that they cannot do anything about the way their future turns out”
Expanding cash transfers for children could offer a way to achieving the SDG goals of eradicating extreme child poverty and halving multidimensional child poverty. But does a universal cash grant (UCG), offer an effective way of getting there?
Here are six areas and some key questions that we need to understand better.
Dr Agnes Akosua Aidoo, keynote address at, 'Putting Children First': Identifying Solutions and Taking Action to Tackle Poverty and Inequality in Africa - International Conference 23-25th October 2017, Addis Ababa
Around the world, the shame felt by those enduring extreme economic hardship can become a trap. Only when policymakers grasp that dignity and self-respect are prerequisites in the struggle against privation – rather than outcomes of its alleviation – will the world have a fighting chance to eradicate poverty in all its forms. Read Keetie Roelen's blog.
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