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Eliminating child labour achieving economic growth

Policy paper on eliminating child labour whilst achieving economic growth.

Eliminating child labour, achieving economic growth, October 2016

Child labour slows economic growth, which in turn affects a country’s development. Eliminating child labour helps generate inclusive income growth. As well as prioritising education and other important developmental objectives.

The report 'Eliminating child labour, achieving economic growth', demonstrates how child labour contributes to slower economic growth, particularly where it is more prevalent. It draws clear links between eliminating child labour and improving education and development opportunities.

The UK government’s ability to fulfil its international development objectives cannot be fully achieved without tackling child labour.