Evidence-based Policy-Making

Evidence for policy making in Europe and CIS



An information system monitoring the situation of women and children in CEECIS.

TransMonEE provides trends against common and comparable benchmarks across the following 28 countries since 1989.

Annual updates can be seen at the dedicated web-based database and its more user-friendly version www.moneeinfo.org.

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 EU member states

  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
 Candidate countries

  • TFYR Macedonia
 Potential candidate countries
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia

Other European countries, Eastern neighbours

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
 Central Asia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

The database is central to the TransMonEE project, which monitors, analyses and disseminates information on family circumstances in the CEE/CIS region.

This regional database of national statistical information is relevant to understanding the welfare of children, young people and women. It includes data (gender specific where possible) on: 

  • population (age group, child dependency ratio, migration, etc)
  • natality (fertility, abortion, mother’s situation, etc)
  • child and maternal mortality (age group, causes, suicide, etc) 
  • life expectancy and adult mortality (age group, etc) 
  • family formation (marriage, divorce, etc)
  • health (incidence of disease, immunisation, etc)
  • education (age-specific enrolment, etc) 
  • child protection (parental and residential care, foster homes, etc) 
  • crime (against children, juvenile crime and sentencing, etc) 
  • economy (Gini coefficient, youth unemployment, etc).

TransMonEE data is used to:

  • Support national reforms to advance children’s rights (eg, by identifying inequalities and disparities in child protection, health, education, HIV/AIDS, childcare, juvenile justice, etc), 
  • Inform regional sector strategies (eg, UNICEF’s strategy for juvenile justice system reform, and the World Bank-initiated health sector strategy),
  • Measure and analyse statistical trends and provide country and subregional benchmarking (1) (eg, for the 2007 South East Europe consultation on reform of the childcare system, and intraregional comparison of formal care budgets),
  • Improve the quality of national statistical monitoring (eg, Moldova used TransMONEE to systematise and improve national data collection and disseminate a statistical publication on children; as a result UNICEF provides support to strengthen Moldova’s statistics on children in residential care and alternative family care services).

TransMonEE is widely used by governments, international organizations, NGOs and academic institutions, including the World Bank, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Child Watch International Network, European University Institute, Euro Fund and the Council of Baltic States.

Sources: (1). Since 1989 this has included data from 10 EU member states plus two EU candidate and four potential EU candidate countries, seven Eastern neighbouring countries, and four Central Asian countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.






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