Economic Playgrounds 2016: Comparing the lives of children in G20 countries

Save the Children’s analysis shows that even among the world’s most developed, powerful and rich economies, there can be vast disparity in how children are treated and how prosperous their futures appear to be. Many states are falling short of their commitment to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child: while average rates of progress in reducing poverty have been impressive in many countries, billions of people across the world are being left behind. Many of these are children whose prospects for survival, learning and protection are threatened because of where they live, or that they are girls, refugees, disabled or belong to a minority group. By focusing on inclusive growth and reducing within-country inequality, we can reach every last child.

Published 2016-07-29

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