Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa
Roelen, Keetie; Morgan, Richard; Tafere, Yisak; Odunayo Akinyemi, Joshua; Akomolafe, Oluwatosin; Araya, Mesele; Bantebya‐Kyomuhendo, Grace; Chase, Elaine; Coast, Ernestina; Conklin, Sita; Devereux, Stephen; D'Sa, Nikhit; Du Vent, Anna; Emirie, Guday; Farahat, Ahmed; Hagos, Adiam; Hall, Katherine; Hampshire, Kate; Harman, Luke; Hassan, Billow; Hypher, Nicola; Isimbi, Roberte; Jonah, Coretta; Jones, Nicola; Marock, Carmel; May, Julian; Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi, Florence; Munthali, Alister; Mutiso, Stephen; Ngutuku, Elizabeth; Odimegwu, Clifford; Ogawa, Marlene; Pendlebury, Shirley; Porter, Gina; Press, Sarah; Robson, Elsbeth; C. Sambu, Winnie; Dolapo Somefun, Oluwaseyi; Sulaiman, Munshi; Tefera, Bekele; Tilahun, Kassahun; Umutoni, Marie Francoise; Woldehanna, Tassew; Yadete, Workneh; Zvobgo, Kerina
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Despite important strides in the fight against poverty in the past two decades, child poverty remains widespread and persistent, particularly in Africa. Poverty in all its dimensions is detrimental for early childhood development and often results in unreversed damage to the lives of girls and boys, locking children and families into intergenerational poverty. This edited volume contributes to the policy initiatives aiming to reduce child poverty and academic understanding of child poverty and its solutions by bringing together applied research from across the continent. With the Sustainable Development Goals having opened up an important space for the fight against child poverty, not least by broadening its conceptualization to be multidimensional, this collection aims to push the frontiers by challenging existing narratives and exploring alternative understandings of the complexities and dynamics underpinning child poverty. Furthermore, it examines policy options that work to address this critical challenge.