This Young Lives impact case study describes how, as it was set up in conjunction with the new Millennium, Young Lives is uniquely positioned to comment on how best to serve children growing up in poverty in LMICs, and how to realise the goals of the sustainable development agenda. For related impact stories, follow us on Twitter @yloxford with #YLLearnings.
The Millennium Development Goal period saw fewer children dying, fewer in extreme poverty, and more in school – but hundreds of millions of children worldwide still have their life chances severely restricted by poverty. International estimates now suggest half of poor people are children.
Young Lives research confirms the multidimensional nature of child poverty and the many ways in which it limits children’s potential.
Child poverty requires research, programming and policy action. Young Lives has played an active part in the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty since its inception, and this has resulted in significant influence at an international level, including helping to get child poverty overtly recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals.