Problems that are unmeasured remain unresolved.
For children, problems that are not registered, or in any way captured by official data, leave them with a greater risk of being left behind.
That’s why it is imperative to establish monitoring systems that encompass all children. If their situation is known and understood, action can be taken to make it better.
There are widening equity gaps between national averages and the most marginalized children.
Data show that there are large disparities in the status of certain groups of children; depending on whether they live in urban or rural area, and on the level of education and socio-economic status of their parents.
- Reliable national data on the number of children with disabilities is not yet available.
- Lack of cross-sectoral data on the prevalence of violence against children prevents a cost analysis on the impact of violence.
- Disaggregated data is needed for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure no one is left behind.