Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand: Final Report

EAG report

Solutions to child poverty in New Zealand
(2012). Wellington: Children’s Commissioner
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty have released their final report. The report follows the consultation that took place on the Issues and Options Paper that was released in August 2012.
In this final report they outline 78 recommendations, ending with a recommendation for Research and Evaluation:
“We recommend that the government ensure that all policies with major impacts on child poverty be subject to periodic and robust evaluation so that a strong evidence base can be built for guiding future policy-making… A strong commitment to rigorous evaluation is urgently needed as part of the routine policy process.”
The report ends reminding us that, “The report is just an icebreaker for hard conversation … addressing child poverty will be a long haul journey and doesn’t end in December.”
Read the report here

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