Report card 17: key findings

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For two decades, UNICEF Innocenti Report Cards have provided comparative data to assess how rich countries support children's wellbeing by using a framework that captures multiple factors affecting children's physical health, mental well-being and skills.

Emissions Waste/ recycling Climate change and natural disasters Renewable energy Food policy Green spaces Play facilities School playgrounds Basic home services Housing quality Space at home Public transport Walkability Traffic Water quality Heat/cold Pesticides Toxicants Air pollution Light pollution Noise pollution Housing and transport policy Management of natural environment Physical health Mental well-being Skills Participation Inequalities Historical pollution Footprint Loss of biodiversity

Multi-level Framework:
Factors Impacting Childrens' Outcomes

The UNICEF-Innocenti framework includes three key dimensions: the world of the child, the world around the child and the world at large. Innocenti Report Card 17 adds a time dimension to this model by considering the world we inherit and the world we leave behind.


Click a dimension to see it in the framework or interact with the framework directly.

Find out how the 39 OECD/EU countries included in Report Card 17 fare in each of the three dimensions in the interactive chart below.

Overall Ranking