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Strengthening links between poverty reduction strategies and child protection initiatives

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This two-year project aims to strengthen links between poverty reduction strategies and child protection initiatives and to enhance the effectiveness of global efforts to tackle the alarming scale of child protection deficits in developing country contexts, promote understanding about the role that poverty plays as a driver of child ill-being, and inspire action to improve children’s wellbeing and capabilities.

This project will contribute to this effort by bringing currently marginalised child protection issues into mainstream development work through the promotion of joined up dialogue, learning and action between the child protection and poverty reduction communities. 

The three main objectives of this programme are:

  1. To achieve enhanced dialogue across siloed groups to promote understanding of the linkages between child protection, poverty reduction and development and engender more coordinated action.
  2. To establish a clear understanding of the evidence that exists around good practice in linking child protection and broader anti-poverty action, as well as map out where this evidence is missing, in order to set out an agenda for future knowledge and action.
  3. To maximise the take up of the evidence generated by this project and maintain an enthusiasm and excitement about the linkages being made across dispersed and fragmented literatures and across the child protection/mainstream development divide.

This will greatly improve the visibility of child protection deficits and underlying causes, position child protection concerns within anti-poverty and development programmes and promote co-ordinated and inter-sectoral action for sustainable impact.

Staff

Nicola Jones, Paola Pereznieto, David Walker, Hanna Alder

Supported by

  1. Rethinking the future-seeking narrative of child migration: the case of Ethiopian adolescent domestic workers in the Middle East

    Other

  2. Falling between the cracks: How poverty and migration are resulting in inadequate care for children in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Child protection violations and poverty in low- and middle-income countries

    Research reports

  4. Rethinking the ‘Maid Trade’: Experiences of Ethiopian adolescent domestic workers in the Middle East

    Research reports

  5. Falling between the cracks: How poverty and migration are resulting in inadequate care for children living in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta - Full Report

    Research reports

  6. Rethinking girls on the move: The case of Ethiopian adolescent domestic workers in the Middle East - Full report

    Research reports

  7. Cross-generational and transactional sexual relations in Uganda: income poverty as a risk factor for adolescents - full report

    Research reports

  8. Poverty and violations of children’s right to protection in low- and middle-income countries: a review of the evidence

    Research reports

  9. Economic strengthening activities in child protection interventions: An adapted systematic review

    Research reports

  10. Sexual exploitation of adolescent girls in Uganda

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Adapting systematic reviews for social research in international development: a case study on child protection

    Working papers