ICI’s Understanding Child Labour Risk study identified a limited set of community characteristics, which can be collected easily and at low cost, that can be used to predict a community’s child labour risk.

The research team produced two, country-specific models – one for Côte d’Ivoire and one for Ghana – which can be used to identify and target the most vulnerable communities for support. By answering a few simple questions, a community can be classified in one of three categories: lower, medium or higher risk of child labour. 

Data collection tools were developed using KoBo Toolbox and are available for download in paper or digital form, for use on smartphones, tablets or online:

Ghana: Community child labour risk estimation tool: digital survey form (csv)paper form (pdf)
Côte d’Ivoire: Estimation du risque du travail des enfants : sondage digitale (csv)version papier (pdf)
*Please note that these models are country specific and cannot be used to accurately assess child labour risk in other country contexts! 

Once you have collected data, you can use the online Child Labour Risk Calculator or use the Excel versions of the risk calculator (practical to process data from several communities at once):

Child Labour Risk Calculator – Côte d’Ivoire (in French)
Child Labour Risk Calculator – Ghana