How far have children and young people been able to influence policies and decisions that affect childhood poverty' Drawing on five different experiences in South Asia, this report argues that children and young people's views have had substantially more influence in local decision-making that at higher levels. Children and young people are more likely to be able to influence policy through sustained involvement in 'institutionalised policy spaces' (ie ongoing democratic and planning processes) than through the one-off events that many agencies have been inclined to support.
Williams, E. (2004) CHIP Report 6: Children’s participation and policy change in South Asia. Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP), London, UK, ISBN: 1904922-04-X, iii + 57 pp.
CHIP Report 6: Children’s participation and policy change in South Asia