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Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H van IJzendoorn,

The report, Pathways to Better Protection, gives promising indication that deinstitutionalisation policies are closing residential housing facilities and that increasingly, with the exception of children with disabilities, children are less likely to find themselves in residential care.

Georgina Diallo - UNICEF Europe and Central Asia,

'Long road ahead before ending Europe and Central Asia’s long, painful legacy’ of institutionalisation of children, as new UNICEF report highlights rate of children living in residential care across region is double the global average


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.


This report provides critical evidence for decision-makers across countries to use in both policy and programming. The report’s objective is to promote the use of these data to make children with disabilities in Europe and Central Asia more visible, bringing about a fuller understanding of their life experiences.

SOS Children's Villages,

This document makes the case for the importance of investing in family strengthening in countries across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It has a particular focus on support for families so that any unnecessary separation of children from their families and placement in alternative care can be prevented.

Olga Ulybina,

The article presents the newly collected data on the adoption of childcare deinstitutionalization policy by 15 countries – previously republics of the Soviet Union. Qualitative comparative analysis is employed to explore the role of national-level attributes affecting the timing of policy adoption and the rate of implementation.

Olga Ulybina,

The paper presents new data on childcare deinstitutionalization policies in 15 ex-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The data suggest significant convergence among countries in the adoption of both deinstitutionalization policy ‘ends’ and ‘means’, despite drastic differences in political regimes.

Claudia Cappa, Nicole Petrowski, Antoine Deliege & Muhammad Rafiq Khan,

The purpose of this article is to describe the process of testing and piloting the UNICEF protocol on children in residential care in three countries: India, Ghana, and Kazakhstan.

UNICEF Europe and Central Asia region (ECAR),

This Terms of Reference is developed for an Evaluability Assessment (EA) which aims to look at the extent to which national child care reforms in Europe and Central Asia region (ECAR) with a strong focus on de-institutionalization (DI), including in particular for children with disabilities, are evaluable and can be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion.