World Vision International
publication • Monday, April 7th 2014

Creating markets for child-friendly growth

Addressing child labour through G20 public procurement

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G20 nations should use their massive purchasing power to address child labour exploitation and build strong, sustained and balanced economic growth. While global value chains can provide positive economic opportunities, persistent pressures to create products at the lowest possible price and the fragmentation of production processes means that child labour can be hidden at virtually any stage of production. Creating markets for child-friendly growth, says the G20 is ideally placed to take co-ordinated action to influence the market conditions which allow child exploitation to continue.