Child Poverty: indicators to measure progress for the SDGs

Abstract

This brief was put together by likeminded partners concerned at the devastating effects of poverty in childhood on children and societies, and the need to mainstream child poverty and the solutions to it in national, sub-national and global policies and plans. For more information about the issues in this brief, the full references, or the work of listed partners please contact please Richard Morgan (R.Morgan@savethechildren.org.uk) or David Stewart (dstewart@unicef.org).

Key messages:

  • Current proposals of Member States for the Sustainable Development Goals explicitly include a target to halve child poverty by national definitions by 2030
  • To monitor this target the new SDGs should include specific child poverty indicators including both monetary and multidimensional child poverty
  • The proposed child poverty indicators can be monitored in the post-2015 using existing data sources as demonstrated by a wealth of international experience
  • Progress of the poorest and most vulnerable children should be monitored across all relevant SDG targets by disaggregating by income and other forms of inequality

Citation

Anon. Child Poverty: indicators to measure progress for the SDGs. (2015) 4 pp.

Child Poverty: indicators to measure progress for the SDGs

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