Promoting a child focus in poverty impact analysis

Ways of generating evidence on the impacts of policy reforms on children are outlined in a joint paper from the World Bank and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Integrating a Child Focus into Poverty and Social Impact Analysis.

This Guidance Note outlines some of the potential poverty and social impacts of common economic and social policy reforms on children and gives an overview of existing tools and methods that can be used for analysing these impacts. It also outlines approaches for mitigating negative and enhancing positive effects on children and discusses how children’s perspectives can be included in a Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA).

The full paper is available from UNICEF.