Child labor robs young people of their futures. IMPAQ's rigorous research and evaluations help determine which policies and programs are most effective at curbing this complex issue.
The Challenge of Child Labor
Despite laws and standards aimed at eliminating child labor, the harmful practice persists in countries around the world. Children are often unaware of their rights and vulnerable to labor abuses, which risk their immediate health and hinder long-term learning and earning outcomes. Child labor is a complex issue requiring multifaceted solutions that consider economics, education, and cultural factors.
IMPAQ experts study child labor across 19 countries in Latin America, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, providing clients with high quality, evidence-based research to inform programmatic and policy decision making. Our evaluations build on the existing body of child labor policy research and provide actionable insights for future policy initiatives.
Beyond evaluation work, IMPAQ’s innovation and technical expertise in database systems inspired the development of a Direct Participant Monitoring System (DPMS) to support the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) grantees. The system helps capture and monitor information on child labor interventions in order to generate actionable insights.
Through evidence generated by IMPAQ, families globally are receiving the support they need to prevent child labor and protect their children’s futures.
To discuss IMPAQ's efforts to combat child labor, please contact Jonathan Simonetta, Vice President, International Development.