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Data and Leave No One Behind

February 2020 / Estelle Gagnebin, Academic Trainee, Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section, ​Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC​)

Poverty trends: global, regional and national

What are the current poverty trends at global, regional and national level?  Development Initiatives (DI) sheds light on the current lack of good data for ending poverty. It illuminates the crucial importance of looking at the different levels of poverty trends. Positive global trends mask unequal regional and national trends. It also underlines the priority of developing better data for ending poverty: essential poverty data remains out of date and poverty measurements must go beyond the sole economic dimension to integrate the multidimensionality of poverty. Read more»


Still left behind? Tracking children’s progress against the pledge to Leave No One Behind 

Save the Children's report shows how limited progresses has been made and tackles the issue of monitoring and reviewing of the SDGs when disaggregated data on those who are furthest behind are still lacking. Consequently, the report illustrates how SDG data monitoring focused on the LNOB principle could look like. Five child poverty indicators (child mortality, malnutrition, child marriage, birth registration and primary education) are being calculated, focusing on the progress trends of the world's poorest 20% of households as compared to global average trends. Find out more»

Furthermore, Save the Children created a tool, the "Group-Based Inequality Database (GRID) Child Inequality Tracker" to illustrate ways of monitoring SDGs' progresses nationally, taking into account the children who are furthest behind.