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Child Protection Index

The performance score of each government in child protection is based on: its level of ratification of relevant child rights instruments; provisions made in national laws to protect children against abuse and exploitation; existence of a child justice system; existence of a policy on free education; existence of plans of action and coordinating bodies, as well as achievements in relation to selected child protection outcomes (such as enhancing birth registration, reducing child marriage and child labour) . See "The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2018: Progress in child-friendliness of African governments,


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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:

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