“The poor social outcomes associated with child poverty are most sharply felt at the family and community levels – in homes, streets and neighbourhoods. It follows that local strategies are a vital element in any policy framework designed to combat and reduce child poverty.
This Background Paper examines the role that communities, non-government
organisations and local government authorities can play in developing local strategies
that seek to reduce child poverty and alleviate its effects on child, family and community well-being. The Paper will also make a number of recommendations concerning actions that could be taken to strengthen the impact, capacity and sustainability of local strategies to reduce child poverty.”
Reference: Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty (2012). Working Paper no.19:The role of local strategies in reducing child poverty.