In response to the global and national conditions of children in extreme adversity, a group of foundation, bilateral, multilateral, NGO and private sector partners founded the Global Alliance for Children: Ensuring the Future. Through a donor advised fund, joint programs and coordinated funding, the Alliance seeks to achieve three core objectives in six countries over the course of five years. The three core goals/outcomes are:
- Build Strong Beginnings: Reduce the number of children less than five years of age not meeting key developmental milestones. Key focus: nutrition-stunting, social care and early childhood development.
- Put Family Care First: Reduce the number of children living outside of family care. Key focus: economic household level strengthening, positive parenting, de-institutionalization and permanent family care.
- Protect Children: Reduce the number of children who experience violence, exploitation, and abuse. Key focus: anti-exploitive child labor, domestic violence and safe schools programs.