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The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2008: How child-friendly are African governments?

This report reviews and compares the performance of 52 African governments using a common set of indicators and an innovative Child-friendliness Index developed by ACPF. 

African governments have an impressive record in their formal accession to the relevant child-focused international treaties. But the extent of their commitment to children’s issues varies widely, and the gap between promises and reality remains wide in many countries. Why is this so? How well are African governments doing in meeting their national and international obligations? Which governments are doing well and which ones are not? How do countries rank in relation to each other? What is it that is right that child-friendly governments are doing, which poorly-performing countries can emulate?
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This report was made possible through the financial support of International Child Support (ICS) and Plan International.  

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For more information about this report, contact Getu Shikur, Senior Programme Officer/Communications, Tel+251-11-6628192         E-mail: shikur [at]

Tags: ["child well-being", "Africa"] By The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Published Nov. 27, 2008 12:40 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:55 PM