Child poverty in Montenegro
Time for Joint Action – Multisectoral Solutions for a Multidimensional Challenge
The Multidimensional Child Poverty Study in Montenegro, recently completed by UNICEF, shows that more than 80 per cent of Montenegro’s children are deprived in at least one of the seven dimensions essential for a child’s development – health, nutrition, early childhood development and education, neglect and discipline, and child labour. More than half of the children are deprived in at least two of these dimensions. Combating child poverty does not just require social protection responses: it calls for multisectoral responses to poverty and vulnerability and long-term investments in human capital development that will reap high overall benefits for society along the road.