This blog will be focused on government strategies to combat child poverty. The central theme of this blog relates to the critical role played by women's welfare in determining outcomes for children, but the blog will touch on a range of different issues relating to child poverty including unemployment, educational attainment and the home environment. 

My name is Nyasha and I am currently a Kennedy Scholar and Masters in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School. I am on secondment from the UK Civil Service Fast Stream and previously worked for the United Nations' World Food Programme and The Hope Foundation Kolkata amongst other education-focused NGOs.

The opportunity to write this blog and explore my interest in the intergenerational transmission of poverty is courtesy of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. WAPPP have generously supported me to undertake this work at the Department for Education, and I am extremely grateful for the funding which allows me to return to the UK and focus on such an important issue. 

If you'd like to discuss any thing that you've read here in further detail please drop me an e-mail at nyasha_weinberg@hks17.harvard.edu