Report Card 2013

UNICEF delivers its ongoing report cards to encourage the monitoring of children’s well-being, to allow country comparisons and to stimulate debate and the development of policies to improve children’s lives. Its concept of child well-being is guided by the United Nations.

The 2013 report notes that there has been widespread improvement across all monitored nations over the past decade, especially regarding family affluence, infant mortality, and smoking among children. The Netherlands retained its overall position in first place thanks to excellent results in material well-being, education and behaviour. The Netherlands was also in the lead when children assess their own well-being. The top five was completed by four Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

Read the complete report.