Ethics Learning from Young Lives: 20 Years On - Summary

Gina Crivello


This summary of the ‘Ethics Learning from Young Lives: 20 Years On’ report outlines some of the main ethics challenges during the operationalisation of Young Lives, an ongoing longitudinal, mixed-methods, collaborative study of childhood poverty in four countries that began in 2001.

Organised around seven themes, the summary distils key learning in relation to: informed consent; safeguarding; research relationships and reciprocity; sensitive questions; maintaining anonymity; using photos and visual images; and institutional research boards (IRBs). Sharing learning aims to contribute to the wider community of practice of longitudinal researchers working in low and middle-income countries.

This summary was written by Gina Crivello. The full report details acknowledgements, photo credits, quotes, references and the complete list of learning points.