How should child well-being be measured in view of future development frameworks?



To: 02-07-2013

Wikiprogress Online Discussion: June 2013
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SYNTHESIS REPORT of the online consultation! How should child well-being be measured in view of future development frameworks?
Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children, World Health Organization, Wikiprogress, Wikigender and Wikichild invite you to participate in this online discussion
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Measuring child well-being has traditionally rested on economic measures such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP); however, it is now widely accepted that the well-being of the nation is influenced by a broad range of factors including economic performance, quality of life, the state of the environment, sustainability, equality, as well as individual well-being.

Over the last decade, organisations around the world have been developing new indicators of progress that look beyond GDP and economic growth when measuring child well-being.

The well-being of children is high on the agenda for policy makers and this online consultation, hosted by Wikichild, seeks to engage discussion on the most effective means of measuring child well-being and how these measures should be applied to upcoming development frameworks such as the Post 2015 agenda.

Leading Questions

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


We look forward to your participation! We strongly encourage you to disseminate news about the online discussion via your networks and on Twitter using #childwellbeing and the following link to this page: Anyone with an Internet connection is invited to participate in the discussion and we encourage you to express your views on this pressing issue.
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