Ending child poverty: a policy agenda

This brief highlights the urgency of tackling child poverty and the growing vulnerability of many children around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, conflict, and economic instability. The brief reviews the latest data regarding child poverty and highlights best practices in tackling child poverty. It draws on evidence and the experience of over 20 organizations working together in the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty.

It also 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.

  • Build national support by ensuring that reducing child poverty is an explicit national priority.
  • Expand child-sensitive social protection
  • Improve access to quality public services, especially for the poorest children.
  • Promote decent work and inclusive growth agenda to reach families and children in poverty.