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Research and reports

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

Driving change for children through data

UNICEF combines experience, evidence and analysis to create campaigns, reports and programmes around the world.

Inequality in wealthy countries

UNICEF helps protect children’s rights through reports that highlight current data.

Children in high income countries are often still living disadvantaged lives.

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Nepal: Nashala Maharjan, 9, plays card with other children in a temporary camp in the Kathmandu valley with her notebook.

Read our research blog

Our blog, Evidence for action, presents the latest insights on data, research and policy. See how UNICEF gathers evidence on children’s lives around the world.

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Refugee children participate in an activity in a UNICEF child-friendly space at the processing centre in Preševo, Serbia.

Global household surveys

UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster surveys use house by house visits to get the most recent data on families.

Explore our surveys