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New Statistics Database shines light on children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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A sharp focus on children

23 December, 2005: The new 2005 version of the statistical database TransMONEE is now available from the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, focusing on children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Covering the period 1989 to the present, the TransMONEE database includes statistics on 146 indicators related to the welfare of children, young people and women in a region that has experienced seismic change in recent years.

From the percentage of children in national populations, to divorce rates, to the number of children in residential care, TransMONEE is the most comprehensive database on the 27 countries of the region.

The database was launched to statisticians at a recent Conference of National Statistics Offices, UNECE, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and the UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS in Geneva. It is now freely available to all those interested in the region and the situation of children. The following link gives access to downloadable Excel files:

About the CD version:

A companion CD contains the TransMONEE database in Excel format along with copies of recent MONEE research and Country Analytical Reports and, for the first time, also a CD of the data in the DevInfo format (MoneeInfo). The CD includes 80 indicators related to the Millennium Development Gaols and human development across the region. The data on the DevInfo CD has been prepared by the UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS based on the TransMONEE database produced by UNICEF IRC.

Copies of the CD are available from:

About the MONEE Project:

The TransMONEE database is part of the MONEE project at Innocenti. The Project was created in 1992 to monitor, analyze and disseminate information on social and economic trends affecting children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltics as these countries entered a new era of political, economic and social change.

Correspondents in 27 National Statistical Offices contribute data and Country Analytical Reports on aspects of economic and social trends affecting children in their country.

Their contributions form the backbone of the research carried out at the Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) on the region, which includes the Innocenti Social Monitor published since 2002, and the annually updated TransMONEE database which contains a wide range of statistical information The purpose of this report is to present key data, child indicators and selected findings from the information collected in the 2005 edition of the TransMONEE database.

About DevInfo

DevInfo is a general purpose database system designed to collate, disseminate and present human development indicators, specifically to support governments in monitoring their progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and is a cost-effective way to address MDG monitoring requirements at national level.

The system is available free of charge to all Member States, UN agencies and other development practitioners. The technology is distributed royalty-free and the product branding and packaging have been designed for broad ownership.

With the support of UN country teams DevInfo is currently being implemented in more than 80 countries to support national statistical offices in monitoring the MDGs and disseminate national statistics on key human development indicators to a wide audience.

Need help to get started?

To use/view the MONEE Info 2005.mdb database you need to install DevInfo v4.0 user module on your PC. The database can be accessed from the Home Page of the User Module. The first step in gaining access to a database is selecting the database (.mdb) file.

When you open the Home Page for the first time, the Address bar contains the message "No database selected". To select a database:

Type in the path to the database and its filename in the Address bar on the Home Page


Click on the down arrow on the Address Bar and select the database from the drop-down list of available databases. In order to view/select the downloaded database from the drop-down list of available databases, you will need to copy/save it in C:\DevInfo\DevInfo 4.0\Data folder


Click on File / Open from the menu bar and select the required database from the drop-down list of available databases or from any location, depending where you save the downloaded database. 

Give us your feedback

Complete the questionnaire on the TransMONEE database to ensure that future editions meet your needs.

For more information:

Marco Segone, Regional Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation, UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS. Tel: (+4122) 909 5550. Email:



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