Background Material 20 October 2020

NORC: Assessing progress in reducing child labor in cocoa production in Cocoa Growing Areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

NORC at the University of Chicago’s report “Assessing progress in reducing child labor in cocoa production in Cocoa Growing Areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana” presents a comprehensive analysis of the child labour situation in cocoa-growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Based on data collected during the 2018/9 season, it offers insights for sector stakeholders, policy makers and practitioners on a notoriously complex issue. Key results from 2018/2019 show that 1.56m children are engaged in child labour in cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

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Read a Technical Summary of the NORC report by ICI

NORC has also produced a seperate study on the effectiveness of industry interventions on child labour in cocoa-growing areas