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A K Shiva Kumar

Consultant

A K Shiva Kumar (Shiv), a New Delhi based development economist, policy advisor and evaluator, has over the past 40 years, taught economics, undertaken evaluations of social policies and programmes, conducted research and policy analysis, worked closely with governments, international agencies and civil society organizations in advocating for changes in public policy and legislation, and actively participated in movements for social change. As a development economist, Shiv’s research interests have focused on poverty and vulnerability, shaping social policy, and assessing the impact of policies on women and children.

Publications

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

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.