Ensuring decision makers have the right data to make plans benefiting street-connected children

Research and data about street-connected children has been historically fragmented and difficult to access. Its importance has not been well understood by the governments, practitioners and donors who design the health, education and justice programmes that street-connected children must have access to.

Consortium for Street Children addresses this by:

  • Convening expertise and knowledge from researchers, policy makers and grassroots practitioners to provide a comprehensive picture of street-connected children’s experiences, needs, and lives.
  • Providing platforms for these experts to share findings and resources, and to discuss the best approaches to ensure street-connected children are supported via CSC’s Research Forum and Global Resource Centre.
  • Bringing quality research from across the globe together into the only Global Resource Centre on street-connected children.
  • Documenting evidence on what works best for street-connected children, and advocating other development and human rights programmes use data to include street-connected children in their work.

By strengthening research and evidence, we can make positive impact on street-connected children’s lives by contributing relevant data to government and international development policy.