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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Learn more: child poverty

Brooks World Poverty Institute
The Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester is an international centre of excellence established to create and share knowledge to end poverty in both North and South, and to shape policies that deliver real gains for people in poverty.

Child Poverty Network
ChildPov-Net is a Community of Practice that serves as a core, global network of child poverty experts - including country teams participating in the Global Study as well as development professionals from national governments, UN agencies and other international organisations, academia,  NGOs and research institutes - who foster knowledge sharing and collaboration across every region. 

Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre
The Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre is a collaborative research and policy programme which involves Save the Children, the Chronic Poverty Research Centre and partners in China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. It aims to contribute to global poverty reduction efforts.

Children in internationally comparable surveys
A UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development initiative seeks to act as a network of cross-national data providers, research institutions and academic institutions that share a common focus of child indicator development and analysis, stimulating and facilitating consultations, coordination and collaboration.

Chronic Poverty Research Centre
The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs which exists to focus attention on chronic poverty.

DevInfo is a powerful database system that monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. It generates tables, graphs and maps for reports and presentations. DevInfo has been developed in cooperation with the UN system and has been adapted from UNICEF ChildInfo technology. The database maintains indicators by time periods and geographic areas to monitor commitments to sustained human development.  Read about the worldwide DevInfo adaptations.

Equity for Children
Equity for Children aims to engage students, scholars, practitioners, governmental / non-profit organizations and the media with promoting awareness, increasing knowledge and advocating action about issues affecting equity for children and the realization of their rights worldwide.

Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people. Eurochild's work is underpinned by the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.   

Innocenti Research Centre
Research in child poverty will aim to increase understanding of the context and impact of socio-economic policies on children.
It will include the identification of policy measures at the national and international levels to reduce child poverty and to leverage resources for the realization of children’s rights. Read the research papers on child poverty.

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, formerly the International Poverty Centre, aims to facilitate South-South learning in development solutions by fostering policy dialogue; carrying out policy-oriented research; as well as conducting training and evaluation. Its vision is the attainment of high inclusive growth.

Mulitple Indicator Cluster Survey
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey is a household survey programme developed by UNICEF to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring the situation of children and women. It is capable of producing statistically sound, internationally comparable estimates of these indicators. See the statistical tables on child mortality, under nutrition and low birth weight, among others.

PovCalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of the user’s choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database.

Poverty Network
The Poverty Network is a resource that brings together web-based platforms that share development-related publications and initiatives. The International Poverty Centre's collaborating networks are also accessible from this site.

TransMONEE database
The TransMONEE database captures a vast range of data relevant to the social and economic situation and well-being of children, young people and women in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The data, which is updated annually, is a particularly useful tool for governments, civil society organizations, funding institutions and academia in considering their decisions, policies, programmes and agendas.  Read about data coverage, data sources and data comparability here.

Visibility of children's issues in household surveys
These sources include administrative data derived from vital registration systems, household surveys, censuses and specialized child surveys. See the presentation Vulnerability: Investigating the threat of child poverty.

Young Lives
Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, involving 12,000 children in 4 countries over 15 years. It is led by a team in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford in association with research and policy partners in the 4 study countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.



Documents and publications

Country and regional highlights

Child poverty network