Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989; entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49 Preamble The States Parties to the present Convention, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the […]

Child Health

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Since 1990, significant improvements have been made in child health. The under-five mortality rate has decreased by 49%, from 90 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 46 per 1,000 in 2013. However, improvements in child survival and health have not been equally distributed and several countries and communities continue facing unacceptably high levels […]


With an estimated 600 million productive jobs urgently needed over the next decade to sustain growth and maintain social cohesion, jobs and livelihoods have emerged as a key concern in many countries especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is reflected in their aspirations which call for inclusive and sustainable growth that incorporates productive capacities to create […]


People feel a sense of belonging and accomplishment when they are part of a solution to a problem rather than the problem needing solutions and handouts. GOD created human beings with a distinct purpose and skill to contribute to the development of the community. Everyone has something to contribute. Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development […]


Globally, girls are especially disadvantaged–right now, 130 million girls are not in school worldwide, and millions more face barriers to staying in school. Yet we know that when girls are educated, their families are healthier, they have fewer children, they get married later, and they have more opportunities to generate income. Yes, women and girls […]


Child welfare is a continuum of services designed to ensure that children are safe and that families. have the necessary support to care for their children successfully. CIPDI supports and coordinates services to improve the welfare of a child and prevent child abuse and neglect. We are on the ground  during, and after emergencies, working […]


DEMOCRACY IN CONTEXT Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative CIPDI, recognizes that support for democracy, human rights and governance is vital to the pursuit of freedom and national security. Our strategy highlights the centrality of participation, and accountability to the achievement of human rights, and democratic governance. All these factors must be present in […]


CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE AND PRAGMATIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (CIPDI) recognizes the critical role of women’s economic empowerment in achieving prosperity and peace, “Societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful.”  Women make up half the human population — and can act as key drivers of global growth […]


Our goal here is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Around the world nearly 98 million girls are not in school. Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. In the developing world, 1 in 7 girls is married before her 15th birthday, with some child brides as […]


Ensuring economic growth is broad based and reduces poverty has become a fundamental development challenge.  In many countries, poor people cannot fully participate in, or enjoy the benefits of, economic growth. The poor , particularly poor women, in the developing world often lack access to safe places to keep their savings.  They cannot obtain credit […]