Child Protection Index to be launched in Georgia

Photography credits: Silviu Ghetie

We are glad to announce the successful completion of the pilot phase of our Child Protection Index in Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Serbia. Preliminary results of the first five countries will be available online this summer.

On 5 June, the report Georgia: The Child Protection Index. Measuring the Fulfilment of a Child’s Rights will be presented in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event will take place from 10.00 AM at the Hotel Ambasadori at 13 Shavteli Street, Tbilisi. You can download the agenda of the event here.

Jaba Nachkebia, chair of Georgia’s Coalition for Child and Youth Welfare, will highlight the relevance of the Index for the Georgian context, and point at the areas where efforts to speed up child protection reforms are needed.

Andy Guth, World Vision’s key technical child protection expert for the Index, will present the data collection methods that ensured the robustness of the Index’s results and will put the data collected on Georgia in the regional context. As it will be seen, Georgia has achieved important results in some regards, but lags behind other countries included in the Index in policies that fundamentally contribute to protect the rights of the child.

Hard copies of the report, including a preliminary list of recommendations for the government and regional comparisons, will be distributed at the venue.

The Child Protection Index – a joint project by World Vision International and ChildPact – is an independent tool to measure each country’s child protection reforms in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The pilot in Georgia is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania through Romania’s Development Cooperation Programme (RoAid) and implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia. The Index points out how each country performs across more than 500 indicators, adapted from the official UNCRC implementation checklist, with the understanding that child protection is a system of different parts, levels, actors and responsibilities within families, civil society and government.

You can download the full report here: Georgia: The Child Protection Index. Measuring the Fulfilment of a Child’s Rights (PDF).