Narrowing the gaps
The power of investing in the poorest children
In 2010, UNICEF made a bold prediction: Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children would be more cost-effective, even though the costs of reaching them are higher, because the additional costs would be outweighed by greater results.
Now, new data and analysis back up UNICEF’s prediction. Indeed, the study indicates that the number of lives saved per million dollars invested among the most deprived is almost twice as high as the number saved by equivalent investments in less deprived groups.