Measuring and monitoring child poverty

Position paper

March 4, 2020

The purpose of this position paper is to provide information to government officials and non-governmental partners about UNICEF’s methodology to measure and analyze child poverty and children in poverty. The paper is based on the experience of over 100 national child poverty studies carried out with UNICEF support over the past 15 years across all regions of the world. It builds on the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty’s Guide: “A World Free from Child Poverty” as well as earlier UNICEF reports and documents.

The position presented in this paper is intended to help countries, in particular National Statistical Offices, to measure and monitor child poverty in order to have information and evidence for policy design and to analyze the impact of these policies. 


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