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Governance Indicator Could Help Countries Register Children

The Guardian: Invisible children: birth registration is a prerequisite for equality
Matt Andrews, an associate professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School

“More than a third of the world’s children born today will not have any form of identification to access the social, civic and economic systems required to live normally in our increasingly globalized world. … The good news is that there is a golden opportunity to better address this issue in the near future. Talks are under way to devise a governance indicator that will act as a global focal point for governance reforms between 2015 and 2030. … This is a goal worth imagining, because you don’t count unless you are counted and today many, many people in our world are still not counted” (2/10).