Kazakhstan adopts index of children’s well-being

Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov has approved the new index of children’s well-being. He’s ordered the Ministry of Education and Science to monitor the index throughout the year and add the index’s results to the national status report on children.

The index of children’s well-being is necessary for proper assessment of children’s status in Kazakhstan’s society as well as to estimate the level of efficiency of the national policy in this sphere.

The index consists of four key components: Child, Family and Society, National policy and Well-being of the country. To gather the information needed for the index, the ministry is going to take data from open sources such as the Bureau of National Statistics, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Ecology. Also, the index will include results of anonymous surveying of children between the age of 10 and 17 and their parents.

The index is going to include data on different regions, not single households or individuals.

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