A Save the Children summary report on the findings of the child led research carried out in the MENA Region (the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Yemen, Lebanon and Morocco) in 2011. The Child led Data Collection (CLDC) methodology engages young researchers in gathering evidence of children’s situations and child rights violations. The methodology is child friendly and produces qualitative and quantitative evidence of everyday needs and priorities which can be used to inform change. Policies and programmes can then use this evidence to focus on needs that children themselves have asserted and reported in detail. The central concept behind CLDC is that children are capable, willing and entitled to research and campaign about needs and priorities in children’s lives.