Child labour statistics

Numbers on the extent, characteristics and determinants of child labour are provided by the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC), which assists countries in the collection, documentation, processing and analysis of child labour relevant data. This page provides extracts of the available information. Refer to the SIMPOC page for a wealth of statistical tools, data and reports. These include questionnaires for child labour surveys, manuals and training kits on how to carry out child labour data collection, guidance on how to process and analyse the collected information, microdatasets and survey reports from around the world, research on statistical issues, and regular trends reports.

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The current report, the fifth edition of the ILO’s quadrennial report series on global estimates of child labour, charts how far we have come and how far we still have to go to honour this commitment to ending child labour. The report describes the scale and key characteristics of child labour in the world today, as well as changes in the global child labour situation over time. It also discusses key policy priorities in the campaign to reach the 2025 target. The report, and the global estimation exercise that underpins it, form part of a broader inter-agency effort under Alliance 8.7 to measure and monitor progress towards target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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