About the Global Initiative

The Out of the Shadows Index examines how stakeholders are preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) in 60 countries. It was developed by Economist Impact, is funded by the Oak Foundation, and implemented by Ignite Philanthropy.

The 2022 Out of the Shadows Index and accompanying report provide a robust analysis of the complexity of global CSEA by looking at both prevention and response. While this iteration of the index uncovers which countries rank highest in effectiveness and preparedness in their existing CSEA strategies, it also presents the need for heightened government accountability, legislative reform and child-centric policies.

Economist Impact

Economist Impact partners with corporations, foundations, NGOs and governments across themes including sustainability, health and the changing shape of globalisation to catalyse change and enable progress. For 75 years, Economist Impact has shed light on policy choices through benchmarks, economic and social impact analysis, white papers, forecasting and scenario modelling.

Oak Foundation

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social, and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Through its grant-making, it supports others to make the world a safer, fairer, and more sustainable place to live.

Ignite Philanthropy

Ignite Philanthropy is a donor collaborative fund that takes advantage of philanthropy’s unique role, flexibility, and ability to act quickly to empower partners, allies and grassroots voices to bring an end to violence against children and young people.