Evidence for policy making in Europe and CIS
UNICEF is committed to changing the world for children. We strive to protect children`s rights, improve their health and nurture their development through sound planning. monitoring and evaluation which in turn guides evidence-based policy making in the countries we work in.
Effective monitoring and evaluation are critical to identify inequities, inform policies and programmes as well as to measure achievements. In UNICEF evidence is essential to define the focus of our engagement for children.
UNICEF measures the situation of children and women and tracks progress through data collection and analysis. It maintains and updates global and regional databases and promotes the disseminatin of evidence-based data for planning and advocacy.UNICEF is the lead United Nations agency responsible for the global monitoring of child-related Millennnium Development Goals.
To support monitoring and evaluation in the region, UNICEF is engaged in: