Welcome to our publications page, where you can find all publications produced by the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty.
PUBLICATIONS FROM THE COALITION
Child Poverty and Adolescent Transitions
This brief shows why reducing poverty during the second decade of a child’s life is necessary to promote children’s rights and is a sound investment for the future. It identifies actions that governments and others can take, and the data and evidence gaps that need to be addressed in order to tackle adolescent poverty and its consequences.
Child-sensitive Social Protection
This policy brief from the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty defines the principles of Child-sensitive Social Protection (CSSP), why it is crucial for helping ensure the well being and realisation of rights for children, and broadly summarises how the coalition and its partners can help achieve CSSP.
A world free from child poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision
The new guide is an attempt to harness our knowledge and experience to support national processes to achieve the new SDG goals on child poverty.
Putting Children First: A Policy Agenda to End Child Poverty
This briefing paper draws on evidence and the experience of over 20 organisations working together in the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty.
It outlines key building blocks for how countries can address child poverty and offers evidence and experience to support national discussion on the best policy options for children.
Towards the End of Child Poverty: Joint Statement
This joint statement aims to articulate the shared understanding of the importance of child poverty, its devastating consequences, and the key responses that can help lift children and future generations out of poverty as we usher in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PUBLICATIONS FROM OUR MEMBERS
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.
The issue of conditionality has generated substantial debate in cash transfer policy and design. This brief summarizes the debate, practice and evidence around conditional and unconditional cash transfers, before outlining UNICEF’s approach.
This brief summarizes the major considerations and available evidence around the issue of affordability, and highlights some available financing options that countries have used in introducing and scaling up social protection programmes.
A common misunderstanding is that cash transfers are misused and lead beneficiaries to become dependent on “handouts”. This policy brief draws on existing evidence to analyse this concern about social assistance and its propensity to induce dependency and misuse.
Concerns around the fertility impacts of social protection programs have long been debated and often serve as an impediment to the expansion and scale up of cash transfers. This brief summarizes the theory and evidence on the debate.
2018 UNICEF report providing an overview of why cash transfers matter for children and families, how UNICEF has engaged with cash transfers globally and what opportunities and challenges exist.
Tracking children's progress against the pledge to Leave No One Behind, Save the Children is calling for governments and international agencies to track not just national and global average progress, but also the pace at which disparities between socioeconomic groups are narrowing.
Co-authored by PEP’s John Cockburn, this paper analyses the causal effect of parental education on the potential mismatch between child monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivations.
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.
Young Lives summative report, synthesising research from the past 15 years on children's work. The report highlights key principles for child-sensitive programming that will help minimise the risk of burdensome work for children, while maximising children’s well-being.
Young Lives' key findings on violence affecting children, exploring what children say about violence, how it affects them, and the key themes that emerge from a systematic analysis of the children's accounts from studies in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
ATD Fourth World Participatory research carried out in the Kinondoni district of Tanzania to understand the ideal living conditions for children living in extreme poverty to start and finish their primary school cycle.
Although the multidimensional nature of poverty is widely recognized, the extent to which monetary measures can serve as a proxy for non-monetary measures remains unresolved. New Research from Keetie Roelen of IDS explores the issue and highlights implications for policy and future research.
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.
This book highlights current debates about concepts, methods, and policies related to poverty in Latin America. It focuses on child and adolescent well-being and the issue of inclusive societies. Its goal is to promote new and critical thinking about these issues globally and in Latin America.
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.
BRAC’s ‘Impact and spill-over effects of an asset transfer program on malnutrition’ provides the first evaluation of nutritional outcomes from the, ‘Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction programme’ (CFPR).
This is the third book in a series that follows the same 24 children and young people in our study. In this book they share their hopes and their fears, their ideas about themselves, their families and their communities. young Lives believe that the views and experiences of the children in our study are key to understanding childhood poverty and helping identify effectives policies to tackle it.
Inequity imperils millions of children and threatens the future of the world. This edition argues promoting equity is a practical and a strategic imperative.
The kitchen gardens intervention is one of the nutrition-sensitive activities of the WINS project, intended to increase year-round access to nutritious foods, thereby bringing down the cost of a nutritious diet and increasing self-sufficiency and improving dietary diversity. This report presents a costs benefit analysis on the outcomes of the kitchen gardens intervention of the WINS project.
A new UNICEF report presents evidence on how inequality affects children in high-income countries.
New flagship report looks at the situation of children living in poverty in countries around the world shining a light on the drivers and its consequneces.
This paper contributes longitudinal research evidence on the impact of structural inequalities on children’s development within households and communities, the ways access to health, education and other key services may reduce or amplify inequalities, and the ways that children’s developmental trajectories diverge from early in life through to early adulthood.
Using data gathered from 12,000 children and their families over the timeframe of the MDGs, and in children’s own words where possible, this report from Young Lives looks beyond the ‘big data’ to see what has changed in the reality of children’s lives in the context of the shifts in national policy, priorities and outcomes related to the MDGs.
This policy brief provides recommendations to measure child poverty as part of the post-2015 development agenda.
Drawing on findings from Young Lives, this Brief illustrates the unique advantages of tracking cohorts of children over time to understand causes and consequences, the dynamics of change and the interaction between complex factors in determining outcomes for children. It offers lessons that can inform timely and effective policy responses to changing circumstances, as well as point to some data needs, for the next 15 years and beyond.