The development of key child well-being metrics is critical for building a shared understanding of where children are doing well, and where they are not. The OECD is releasing a new OECD Child Well-Being Dashboard with key international indicators on child well being and disparities in child well-being between and within countries. This information is complemented by around 200 child well-being measures in the OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal, which has been updated to reflect the structure of the child well-being measurement framework developed in the OECD’s 2021 report Measuring What Matters for Child Well-being and Policies. Together, these tools shed light on how children are doing in the many dimensions that matter most for their well-being.
This launch and roundtable discussion will bring together representatives from across OECD countries and civil society, and experts from international organisations to explore why, when and how child well-being indicators can be used to improve policies for children. Speakers will discuss the types of data they think are most relevant for ensuring that the needs of children are well understood, as well as how child indicators can be used to build a consensus on policy priorities and enhance the child policy-making and monitoring processes. The launch will also provide an opportunity to discuss ongoing child data needs and challenges, including the need to collect more qualitative information on children’s relationships and resources at home and at school, in their neighbourhoods, their community, and in the digital environment.
The event will be in English only.