Data and Monitoring Tools

Monitoring and research are essential processes in ensuring the relevance and effectiveness of programs, and the scope and type of service provision. They are integral components of analysis, strategic planning, and implementation for government and non-governmental organisations seeking to effect change, support or provide services.

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Sarah Elizabeth Neville, Joanna Wakia, John Hembling, Beth Bradford, Indrani Saran, Margaret Lombe, Thomas M. Crea ,

This study describes a participatory, child-informed process of developing a multidimensional measure of child subjective well-being tailored towards the priorities of children who have lived in residential care. The survey was administered to 180 young people in Kenya and Guatemala who were reunified with family after living in residential care or at risk of entering residential care.

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg,

In Matters of Significance, Marinus van IJzendoorn and Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg draw on 40 years of experience with theoretical, empirical, meta-analytic and translational work in child development research to highlight the complex relations between replication, translation and academic freedom. They argue that challenging fake facts promulgated by under-replicated and under-powered studies is a critical type of translation beyond technical applications.

Nathaniel J. Pollock, Alexandra M. Ouédraogo, Nico Trocmé, Wendy Hovdestad, Amy Miskie,

The authors analyzed administrative data from Canada to describe the population of children in out-of-home care, and estimate and compare rates of out-of-home care by province/territory, year, sex/gender, age group and placement type.


This publication is meant to guide the collection of reliable, internationally comparable data on key ECD indicators, the selection of which was informed by the Nurturing Care Framework.


This report provides an in-depth analysis of the situation of children in alternative care and in adoption in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) based on available data from TransMonEE, as well as other sources such as MICS, DataCare and the Conference of European Statisticians (CES). It marks the first analysis of data on children in alternative care by the UNICEF ECA Regional Office since the publication of the ‘At home or in a home’ report in 2010, highlighting the developments and challenges in collecting and reporting data on children in alternative care and adoption and summarises recommendations derived from recent data review initiatives.

International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC), Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT),

This manual aims to help countries and their national statistical systems to improve the collection, analysis, sharing and use of data on children on the move.

Micky Anderson, Joanna Soraghan, Adrian Bowman, Carol Ann Anderson, Emma Young, Alex McTier, Heather Ottaway - CELCIS,

Mapping integration and outcomes in Scotland: A statistical analysis investigated if the most recent major structural reform of health and social care services to take place in Scotland has had an impact on outcomes for children, young people and families.

Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC),

Though research has been conducted on children with disabilities and on children in residential care settings, the intersections of these two topics has yet to be explored in depth. Notably, there is a lack of information surrounding disability measurement within residential care settings, highlighting a gap in the literature. It is estimated that a child with a disability is 17 times more likely to be placed in an institutionalized care setting than a child without a disability, and girls are more likely to be placed in an institution than boys. This report details research conducted in Kenya.


During the 54th session of the UN Statistical Commission, the Global MICS team launched MICS 7 with several new initiatives such as MICS Plus, geocoding, and integration with administrative data sources.

Jonathan Friedman, Camelia Gheorghe, Isaac Kamber,

This web application was developed to allow for the exploration of various scenarios in the field of education, health, and child protection. The application offers a platform for the analysis of historical trends and patterns using a combination of open data and proprietary data shared by the Government of Moldova.