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Blog: Reflections from 'Putting Children First': from surviving to thriving

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Nov 2017

In a blog published by Young Lives (2 November 2017), Paul Dornan, shares his reflections on the Putting Children First conference. His reflections include observations that the debate about child poverty is shifting from an emphasis on survival to thriving; he notes a move towards looking at how programme design and impact are connected, and a growing interest in child-sensitive social protection; and concludes with a question about the importance of job creation: where do jobs come from for a newly educated population? 

In an earlier blog, also for Young Lives (17 October 2017), Paul Dornan shared his hopes in advance of attending the conference, and discusses the challenge he, and colleagues at Young Lives face, of making the best use of recent data and information provided by children and families as part of an ongoing Young Lives study. 




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