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Child poverty, knowledge and policy in Asia

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

in Child poverty, evidence and policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424464
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301691 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.003.0006
Child poverty, knowledge and policy in Asia

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This chapter addresses the issue of children and the knowledge–policy interface in Asia. It briefly outlines the extent and nature of child poverty and well-being across Asia using the 3D well-being approach and reflects on the characteristics of the knowledge-generation process in this region. The chapter discusses opportunities and challenges involved in the knowledge–policy interface surrounding child well-being in Asia, paying particular attention to the significant decentralization trend many countries in the region have undergone and the implications for evidence-informed policy-influencing initiatives. It also focuses on a case study of evidence-informed policy change in the context of a citizen-monitoring initiative of child educational and nutritional services in rural Andhra Pradesh, India.

Keywords: children; knowledge–policy interface; Asia; child well-being; 3D approach; knowledge-generation process; child educational services; Andhra Pradesh; India

Chapter.  11601 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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