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Doing Better for Children: The Way Forward

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Abstract:

This chapter offers a range of policy recommendations for improving child wellbeing: invest early in children's lives; concentrate on improving the lot of vulnerable children; design interventions for children that reinforce positive development across their life cycle and across a range of well‐being outcomes; create clear, achievable targets for child well‐being outcomes and regularly collect high‐quality information on children's well‐being that is nationally and internationally comparable. Finally, governments should continuously experiment with policies and programmes for children, rigorously evaluate them to see whether they enhance child well‐being, and reallocate money from programmes that don't work to those that do. This approach ensures resources allocated to children progressively enhance child wellbeing.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: August 1, 2009

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