Launch of the OECD report on Measuring What Matters for Child Well-being and Policies, 1st July 2021
Date : Jul 01, 2021
Watch the launch of the OECD report on Measuring What Matters for Child Well-being and Policies (https://oe.cd/measuring-cwb), which lays the groundwork for improving child well-being measurement to inform comprehensive child policies. As countries begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the report identifies key gaps in child well-being data and provides timely insights into priorities for child data collection. Building on the OECD’s lengthy experiences with well-being and child well-being data, the report develops an “aspirational” measurement framework that reflects the multidimensional nature of well-being, incorporates children’s perspectives and adapts to their changing needs as they grow up.
This launch event and high-level roundtable was very successful, with close to 300 participants including media, civil society, policy professionals, academics, statisticians, Ambassadors and OECD delegations. OECD Deputy Secretary-General Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen provided opening remarks prior to the pre-recorded remarks by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The roundtable discussion that followed with the newly appointed Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Hanna Sarkkinen, the European Commission’s Director of Social Affairs, Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, New Zealand’s Chief Science Advisor to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, Richie Poulton, and the former CEO of New Zealand’s Social Well-Being Agency, Dorothy Adams, provided enriching insights on how countries are monitoring policy and steering efforts for child well-being.