Monday, April 25, 2011

Child Poverty, Policy, and Evidence: Mainstreaming Children in International Development

In the most recent Child Poverty Insight, Nicola Jones (Overseas Development Institute) and Andy Sumner (Institute of Development Studies) discuss their new book. It is focused on how children's visibility, voice, and vision in ideas, networks, and political institutions can be mainstreamed in development research and policy. They provide a new approach to conceptualising child poverty, with a 3D child well-being approach: it examines what a child has, what a child can do with what he/she has, and how a child thinks about what he/she has an can do. They discuss how this approach can contribute to a better understanding of child poverty, and how this approach can catalyse change in the policy arena.

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