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Anna Zongollowicz


Anna Zongollowicz is a consultant on child labour at the UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti with over 15 years of experience working for governmental, non-governmental and private clients on evidence-based strategies to support policy dialogue on labour and youth; child labour elimination and sustainable development in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, East Africa and Europe. She has led numerous large and medium studies on child labour and vocational education, and is the author of seminal ILO reports on child labour in Myanmar. She holds a MA and a PhD in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. She lives in Myanmar where she leads efforts in technical and vocational education as well as labour market insertion of opportunity youth.


Eliminating Child Labour: Essential for Human Development and Ensuring Child Well-being

Eliminating Child Labour: Essential for Human Development and Ensuring Child Well-being

The brief highlights the interlinkages between child labour and human development and describes how ending economic deprivations, universalizing school education, expanding the coverage and improve the adequacy of social protection systems, and ensuring private sector engagement in protecting child rights can effectively eliminate child labour and promote inclusive growth and development. Evidence-informed, multi-sectoral, scalable solutions are presented that can ensure children are protected from economic exploitation and end the perpetuation of long-term cumulative deprivation. The brief presents actionable policy recommendations for the G20, drawing from the most recent global research and evidence on ending child labour.