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Indicators to measure child poverty in the SDGs

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Child Poverty Indicators to measure progress in the SDGs Global Coalition to End Child Poverty

Written by Richard Morgan, Director of Child Poverty Global Initiative at Save the Children International, and David Stewart, Chief of Child Poverty and Social Protection at UNICEF, and co-chairs of the Coalition of Partners Working to End Child Poverty

Ending poverty is at the forefront of the development agenda, with discussions on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasizing the need to eradicate extreme poverty once and for all. Among the different goals and targets proposed to end poverty by the Open Working Group, Member States are aiming (Target 1.2) to halve child poverty in all its dimensions and by national definitions by 2030.

For the first time, the global community has recognized the centrality of child poverty to deliver on their promise to end poverty once and for all, and the need to ensure…

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