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GLORI 2.0 (Global Longitudinal Research Initiative) tracks longitudinal research projects looking at child development trends and trajectories around the world. Check out this updated infographic that highlights the collection of longitudinal surveys on children that are available.

The Sustainable Development Agenda emphasizes measurement & monitoring progress of the SDG targets, stressing the need for ‘a data revolution for sustainable development…to improve the quality of statistics & information available to citizens and governments’ (UN 2013). Children, adolescents & youth are also a focus of concern. A number of longstanding cohort studies in developing countries have produced a range of important findings on children’s well-being & development. At the same time, there is growing recognition of the potential of longitudinal research to contribute evidence for policy, insofar as it facilitates understanding of the dynamic nature of developmental trajectories and of the diverse processes that shape outcomes over time.

Through a series of activities, including establishment and coordination of the Global Longitudinal Research Initiative (GLORI), a network of 30 longitudinal studies, this project shares latest findings emerging from different longitudinal studies to explore what the next generation of knowledge from longitudinal studies will look like. It will identify how cohort studies can contribute to policy and research, identify gaps in knowledge and share lessons on the practice of longitudinal studies.

More information on GLORI is available here.