Synthesis Report Online Discussion: How should child well-being be measured in view of future development frameworks?

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Wikichild organised a two-week online discussion on child well-being in partnership with Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, Wikiprogress and Wikigender from 19 June to 2 July 2013. The discussion was launched at the HBSC 30th Anniversary Meeting in order to provide the HBSC Network of child well-being researchers and experts an opportunity to participate in the discussion from the outset. The discussion gathered 51 comments.

This paper provides a synthesis of the comments made during the discussion. It will be distributed to the global networks of child well-being researchers, experts, policy makers and practitioners via HBSC, WHO and Wikichild.

Questions addressed

  • What is the actual state of child well-being today?
  • What are the most important domains of well-being for children?
  • Should there be a child development goal in the Post 2015 framework?
  • What policies have had the most impact on children in the past? (Provide examples of successful initiatives.)


  • Participants’ views
‘Child’ and the state of child well-being today
‘Child’ and excluded groups
  • Domains and determinants of child well-being
  • How should child well-being be measured?
  • Child development goal in the post-2015 framework?

See also

The full online discussion
See previous Online Discussions

External links
Online_Discussion:How should child well-being be measured in view of future development frameworks?