The African Report on Child Wellbeing series is a pan-African project initiated to promote state accountability to children and mobilise legal, policy and administrative actions towards progressive realisation of the ideals and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). The Report regularly assesses the extent to which African governments are living up to their commitments to children and provide critical analyses of strengths and weaknesses of national efforts made to put in place child-sensitive laws and policies and effectively implement them.
The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016
The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016 – Getting It Right: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice, builds on the previous editions and findings of various studies undertaken by ACPF and other child-focused organizations which consistently show that there is insufficient progress on implementation of laws and polices pertaining to children.
African governments have an impressive record in their formal accession to the relevant child-focused international treaties but the extent of their commitment to children’s issues varies widely, and the gap between promises and reality remains wide in many countries. What is it that is right that child-friendly governments are doing, which poorly-performing countries can emulate?