About Young Lives India
Young Lives India is a research and development consultancy with its headquarter in New Delhi and a pan-India presence. Young Lives India specialises in research, policy, and evaluation related to children, adolescents, and youth. The organisation works across four distinct practice groups – Longitudinal Study, Research to Policy, Evidence Monitoring and Evaluation, and Capacity Building. Young Lives India works with Central Government, various National Commissions, State Departments, State Commissions, UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, and international and national organizations. Our evidence provides policymakers with research findings that render insights into challenges in programme implementation and gaps in policy.
Young Lives started off as a research study coordinated by the University of Oxford. Following 12,000 children over 18 years in four developing countries – Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam and this longitudinal mixed-method study on childhood poverty has gained a global reputation for its rigour and impact.
In India, the longitudinal study has followed 3000 children since 2002 and has collected data across various thematic areas such as nutrition, health, education, child protection, poverty, migration, transitions to the labour market, life-skills, etc. to generate policy-related evidence. Young Lives India has expanded the scope of its work beyond the longitudinal study and established three additional practice groups i.e. Research to Policy, Evidence Monitoring and Evaluation, and Capacity Building.
Young Lives India is dedicated towards conducting high-quality independent research and evidence generation that aims to influence policy discourse and programming for the most marginalized children, adolescents, and youth. Young Lives India themes are aligned to key SDGs to reinforce its central argument that inclusive policies – of leaving ‘no one behind’ – are vital for ensuring healthy, productive, equitable, and just society, thereby breaking the inter-generational transmission of poverty.