2016 Child Labor Report

In 2016, Madagascar made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor

The Government increased the number of child labor inspectors
from 4 to 15, launched a study with UNICEF to assess violence and exploitation of children in Madagascar, and expanded the implementation of the Code of Conduct
for the Protection of Children in the Tourism Industry. In addition, the Government continued to participate in a number of programs targeting the worst forms of child labor. However, children in Madagascar perform dangerous tasks in agriculture, including the production of vanilla. Children also engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Limited resources for the systematic enforcement of child labor laws impede government efforts to protect children from the worst forms of child labor. Social programs to combat child labor are also insufficient to adequately address the extent of the problem. … Full Report

… Malagasy version