Research and reports

UNICEF’s work is grounded in empirical data, independent evaluation, rigorous research and thoughtful analysis.

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Data for children

UNICEF collects data and monitors the situation for women and children worldwide. Click on the map to access data from countries across the region.

Explore the data

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Representing a long-standing collaboration between UNICEF and National Statistical Offices, TransMonEE captures a vast range of administrative data on the situation and well-being of children, young people and women in the region.

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This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programmes. These evaluations determine the relevance, impact, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of our work.

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Household surveys

UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) use house-by-house interviews to gather the most recent data and information on children and their families. MICS are an important source of information of disaggregated data on children.

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Office of Research 

The Office of Research – Innocenti – is UNICEF’s dedicated research centre. Its core mandate is to undertake cutting-edge, policy-relevant research that equips the organization and the wider global community to deliver results for children.