Globally comparable available information on children’s outcomes is improving but remains sparse in many areas. Even rarer and less systematic is information on what is being done to meet children’s needs. There has been next to no readily comparable information on what laws, policies, and programs countries have in place to address areas vital to children’s healthy development, from access to quality education and protection from child labor and early marriage to access to resources to meet basic family needs. In the absence of readily comparable information on countries, our ability to support national progress has been limited.
Through systematic analyses of rights, laws, and policies worldwide, the WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides data that can create a global picture of where the world stands on steps critical to children’s life chances.