Global Alliance - Cities 4 Children Publications

Improving Road Safety for Urban Children


This brief provides a summary of key evidence on preventing road traffic injuries among children and effective evidence-based interventions. While evidence is most extensive for high-income settings, there is an increasing body of evidence on the cost-effectiveness of interventions in low- and middle-income settings. The brief includes global policy commitments and resources for more information and practical support.

Cities for Children: An Overview of Relevant Issues

Child Rights

This briefing provides an introduction to the status of children in urban areas, focusing on the most marginalised and deprived children and the range of issues they face, including the impacts of migration, poverty, hunger, conflict, disease and vulnerability to disaster.

Urban Children and Malnutrition

Health and Nutrition

This evidence into action brief summarises the state of research on the topic of urban children and malnutrition, and proposes ideas for action.

COVID-19 and Children in Urban Contexts

COVID19 and children in urban contexts COVID-19

This evidence into action brief summarises the state of research on the topic of urban children and COVID-19, and proposes ideas for action. Across the world, public and political attention is firmly focused on recovery from COVID-19. But it is vital that we build back better.

Children and Local Governance in Urban Areas

local governance paper cover Local Governance/Government

This brief considers the role of local government in poor urban areas, the resources that support or constrain this role, and the critical involvement of civil society, NGOs and communities. Giving examples from practice, it discusses the active contribution of children and young people to effective local governance processes that also address their priorities.

WASH: Improving Provision for Urban Children

WASH: Improving provision for urban children WASH

This briefing highlights the problems related to urban WASH access and presents research findings on the impact on children of different ages, especially young children and adolescent girls. This briefing also includes guidance for NGOs for supporting improved access to WASH and hence living conditions for children in urban contexts.