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Nicola A. Jones

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424464

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.001.0001

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Child poverty, knowledge and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Child poverty, knowledge and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Child poverty, evidence and policy

Nicola Jones

Andy Sumner

Policy Press

This chapter deals with children and the knowledge–policy interface in Latin America. It briefly outlines the extent and nature of child poverty and well-being across Latin America 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 Latin America, paying particular attention to the role of the media in shaping policy debates in the region and the rise of civil society in demanding greater accountability and transparency over the last two decades. It presents a case study of evidence-informed policy change in the context of an NGO-led initiative aimed at mainstreaming children's rights into macro-policy debates about trade liberalization, good governance, and service delivery in Peru.

Keywords:   children, knowledge–policy interface, Latin America, child poverty, macro-policy debates, trade liberalization, good governance, service delivery

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