This report examines the situation of children living in poverty in countries around the world. It looks at the drivers that underpin child poverty, and why it persists, in a wide range of different circumstances.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, provides a study focusing on disability-inclusive social protection as a prerequisite for the universalization of social protection.
The IPA Report presents examples of evidence impacting local policy decisions, significant attention in both the mainstream U.S. media and local outlets in developing countries, and important results from studies in every major program area.
Targeting social programs can improve effectiveness of poverty alleviation policies. Allocating benefits to the poor and vulnerable can help reduce chronic poverty, ensure uninterrupted access to social services, and address social exclusion and disparities.