Survey Launched by UNICEF and GEOSTAT will assess the situation of children and their families in Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia, 4 July 2022 - The National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) in partnership with UNICEF launches the Child Welfare Survey to identify and analyze current challenges for children, including those created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The purpose of the Child Welfare Survey is to determine the achievements and challenges faced by children in Georgia at different stages of their lives and in different fields, including education, child nutrition, health, child and social protection. The survey also aims to identify existing inequalities among children, which the state shall respond to through more targeted and effective social policies. The study will build on Geostat’s regular Household Income and Expenditure Survey. In agreement with Geostat, UNICEF will add to the existing questionnaire additional components such as children's material deprivation, parenting methods, social protection of children, access to education and health care, attitudes towards persons with disability, and school nutrition.
Research findings will provide additional information to the government of Georgia to improve public policies in the fields of education, health, children and social protection. Further, it will provide additional insight for the Parliament of Georgia to monitor implementation of the Code on the Rights of the Child.
The field work for the survey will be conducted by Geostat in July-September of 2022 and will reach 1400 households. For this purpose, about 130 field personnel participating in the survey are undergoing the relevant trainings. Geostat interviewers will learn about the research methodology, the instructions for completing the questionnaires and the issues related to the field procedures. The survey results will be released in the first quarter of 2023.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/georgia/