World Vision International
publication • Thursday, September 19th 2013

Compendium of Indicators for Measuring Child Well-being

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Across the world, in different contexts and in different ways, World Vision, together with partners and communities, is working towards improving the lives of children, families and communities. World Vision has developed a set of 15 child well-being outcomes (CWBOs) and aspirations to provide a practical definition of child well-being and a common language for World Vision staff.

In this Compendium you will find a broad set of indicators for measuring each of World Vision's child well-being outcomes, which can be chosen according to what is in line with the national office strategy, relevant to the programme/project objectives and appropriate for the local context. The Compendium brings together tried and tested indicators from major agencies such as UNICEF and WHO, but also innovative indicators from within World Vision or from child well-being research institutions. The Compendium will be updated annually to ensure it remains up to date and in line with current developments in measuring child well-being.

Each of the 15 child well-being outcomes comes with a supplementary Indicator Detail Sheet that lists the tools and methodologies for measuring each indicator.

The detailed indicator sheets are found in the searchable excel file

Summary Guide to Using the Compendium of Indicators and High Level Indicators for CWBO

CWBT Monitoring Indicators

Child Well-being Outcomes

Enjoy Good Health

  1. Children well nourished
  2. Children protected from disease
  3. Children and caregivers access health services

Educated for Life

  1. Children read, write and use nyumeracy skills
  2. Children make good judgements
  3. Adolescents ready for economic opportunity
  4. Children access and complete basic education

Experience God's Love

  1. Children grow in their awareness of God
  2. Children enjoy positive relationships
  3. Children care for other and their enivornment
  4. Children have hope for the future

Cared for and Protected

  1. Children cared for
  2. Parents provide well for their children
  3. Children are celebrated and registered at birth
  4. Children are respected participants