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Childhood Index

According to the recently released 2019 Global Childhood Report and End of Childhood Index, at least 280 million children – or 1 child in 8 –are living better lives than they were in the past two decades. The report says that more children are having good food to eat, are healthy and are surviving past their fifth birthday. The children are also in school, are learning and do not marry early.  Overall, there is a remarkable improvement in most countries. For example, Ethiopia reduced the prevalence of stunted children. This growth is attributed to good policies and investment in children issues. Policies such as the “Leave No One Behind” and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are working to transform the lives of children across the world.

The report also contained the 2019 End of Childhood Index. The index compares the latest data for 176 countries and assesses where the most and fewest children are missing out on childhood. It ranks the places where childhood is most and least threatened around the world. Index scores reflect the average level of performance across a set of eight indicators related to child health, education, labor, marriage, childbirth and violence.

Credit: End of Childhood Index 

Standing of Ranked Countries in Africa

  1. Mauritius
  2. Algeria
  3. Seychelles
  4. Cabo Verde
  5. Egypt
  6. Botswana
  7. Gabon
  8. South Africa
  9. Ghana
  10. Namibia
  11. Sao Tome & Principe
  12. Eswatini
  13. Kenya
  14. Rwanda
  15. Djibouti
  16. Congo
  17. Senegal
  18. Uganda
  19. Togo
  20. Zimbabwe
  21. Burundi
  22. Gambia
  23. Ethiopia
  24. Benin
  25. Zambia
  26. Malawi
  27. Sudan
  28. Côte d’Ivoire
  29. Eritrea
  30. Tanzania
  31. Liberia
  32. Guinea-Bissau
  33. Madagascar
  34. Sierra Leone
  35. Cameroon
  36. Mauritania
  37. Angola
  38. Equatorial Guinea
  39. Lesotho
  40. Mozambique
  41. Burkina Faso
  42. DR Congo
  43. Guinea
  44. Nigeria
  45. Somalia
  46. South Sudan
  47. Mali
  48. Chad
  49. Niger
  50. Central African Republic
Credit: End of Childhood Index Ranking
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