Global breastfeeding scorecard
Find out more about progress in countries and regions
Governments play a fundamental role in protecting the health of women and children through improving policies and programmes that support and enhance breastfeeding. The Global Breastfeeding Collective (the Collective), led by WHO and UNICEF, has identified seven policy action priorities, each with an indicator and a set target to be achieved by 2030.
The Global Breastfeeding Collective has developed a country scorecard to track progress on seven policy actions and on breastfeeding practices within countries. It examines these indicators at the national and global levels. The Scorecard is designed to encourage and document progress on the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding. Each action has a progress indicator and target – to be met by 2030 – which serve as a call for action for policymakers worldwide to make breastfeeding support a collective national priority.
The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard was first introduced by the Collective in 2017 and has been updated annually ever since.