Better Mining of Data

BCN and its partners are working to advocate for better collection and analysis of data on children’s living arrangements in order to allow countries to identify trends and patterns in girls’ and boys’ care, monitor changes to their situation, and respond accordingly.

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Better Care Network,

The Better Care Network (BCN) and the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG) organized a two-day round table meeting between 9-11 September 2014, to explore how data regarding the living and care situations of children can be better used to provide insight into their vulnerability, and to guide more targeted policies, services and interventions on their behalf.

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The aim of this initiative is to inform the development of an inter-agency technical brief that explains what household level data is available through DHS and MICS that is critical to better understanding and monitoring of trends and patterns in children’s living arrangements and care status, and how the data can and should be extracted and used to inform policy and programmes at country and international levels.