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Budgetary Commitment Index

This index is constructed using indicators of government budget expenditure on sectors that mainly benefiting children and these indicators are:

• Expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure

• Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

• Percentage of the budget for routine EPI vaccines financed by the government

• Military and defence expenditure as a percentage of GDP

 (See "The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2013: Towards greater accountability to Africa’s children" for details).


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This Data Portal is an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African institution of policy research and advocacy on children intended to foster dissemination and utilisation of data on children in Africa in the formulation and implementation of laws, policies and programmes pertaining to children. It aims to provide credible, up-to-date, and complete data on issues related to children’s rights and wellbeing for all countries of Africa.

The primary audiences of the Data Portal are governments, regional bodies such as the African Union, treaty bodies, civil society organisations, academia and other national and regional organizations working for children.

This Portal contains data and information on a number of child-related indicators across a range of thematic topics including: