Child Inequality Tracker

Monitoring progress for the children left behind

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promised to ensure that no one is left behind by progress and that those who are left farthest behind are reached first. To fulfil the ground-breaking pledge to Leave No One Behind, it is necessary to know who the furthest behind are, monitor their progress, and build public and political understanding about the importance of reaching them.

GRID provides four different tools to identify and monitor groups left behind. The cross-county comparison tool allows to compare levels of inequality in different countries. The second tool shows changes in inequalities in different countries over time. The intersecting inequalities tool helps to identify groups which are farthest behind as a result of being a member of more than one disadvantaged group. The fourth tool presents an in-depth look at regional inequalities and shows qualitative data alongside quantitative information to help understand the underlying factors behind children's exclusion.

Navigate the below data visualisations to understand the inequalities that still persist for key SDG indicators between different groups of children, both within and across countries.

These data tools are based on Save the Children’s Group-based Inequality Database (GRID). This database brings together disaggregated data for key SDG indicators related to children’s wellbeing, including for child survival and nutrition, child protection, and education. The database contains data processed from over 400 household surveys and other sources. Data on education comes from UNESCO’s World Inequality Database on Education and nutrition data from the Joint Malnutrition Estimates. For more information see the methodological note.

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