Accountability

Too often, US leaders pay lip service to making children a priority without following through. Meanwhile, we, as a nation, continue to neglect children’s well-being and fail to promote opportunity for all kids in critical ways. While there have been a variety of efforts in the US to ensure our leaders address the needs of children, there is currently no accountability mechanism that captures the public’s attention and has become a shared frame of reference, as, for example, the GDP (and the policy corrections it motivates) has for our economy. Kids Impact is exploring various accountability strategies within and outside the children’s field as well as ways to strengthen accountability to America’s children.

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Download our two-page accountability document: “Holding Ourselves & US Leaders Accountable for Decisions Affecting Children’s Well-Being: A Project of Kids Impact: Now More Than Ever”

See our recent blog post: “We Measure and Are Accountable for the Things We Care About”