African Child Policy Forum
"An independent, pan-African advocacy organisation working for the realisation of children's rights." Aims "to provide a forum for dialogue, contribute to improved knowledge of the problems facing African children, identify policy options and strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes".
Centre for International Child Health
Based at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. Details of research (some conducted in collaboration with Southern partners and NGO's), and sections for Patients and families, Health professionals and Clinical services.
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
Information arranged by region and theme (e.g. HIV/AIDS, Rights-based programmimg); includes resources and publications and a "For children" section.
Child Trafficking - Digital Library
Repository of reports and documents on child trafficking. From the Swiss organisation Terre des Hommes.
Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre
"A collaborative research and policy programme which involves Save the Children, the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) and partners in China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia." Includes Country profiles, Details of activities, Case studies, Publications, and links to other childhood related sites.
Demographic and Health Surveys
DHS 'Youth Corner' highlights DHS findings about youth and features in-depth profiles of young adults ages 15-24 from more than 30 countries worldwide. The data comes from surveys conducted in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 2000. MEASURE DHS has interviewed thousands of young people and gathered valuable information about their education, employment, media exposure, nutrition, sexual activity, fertility, unions, and general reproductive health, including HIV prevalence.
Save the Children
Information about Save the Children's work and structure, and news of their latest campaigns.
Save the Children: International Save the Children Alliance
Details of the International Save the Children Alliance's work arranged by subject (e.g. HIV & AIDS, Education) and by region. Downloadable publications and resources available. Links to Save the Children websites in different countries.
"Works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child." Covers UNICEF work by programme and country, and contains sections targeted at young people. Includes:
Young Lives Project
"An international research project that is recording changes in child poverty over 15 years ... the research is taking place in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam." Working papers, Policy briefs, Preliminary reports available. Also details of research methods, and a "Children's experiences" section containing children's responses to the project.
Resources for developing country researchers
We have compiled a list of resources that are available free, or at low cost, to researchers in developing countries including funding news, journals and advice
Explore our collection of links to major development websites.