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  UNICEF Data: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
About this area This part of the website presents the most up-to-date data and analysis on the situation of children.

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  • UNICEF's data work on FGM/C
    Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Global Concern
    This brochure draws on data from more than 90 nationally representative surveys, making it the most up-to-date compilation of statistics on FGM/C.


  • Malaria publication
    Achieving the Malaria MDG Target
    The malaria MDG target 6c, calling for halting and beginning to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015, has been met convincingly. Between 2000 and 2015, the under-five malaria death rate fell by 65 per cent, translating to an estimated 5.9 million child lives saved over the last 15 years.  


  • JMP 2015 Report
    Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessement
    This new JMP report looks back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene and provides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990.


  • UNICEF reports on maternal, newborn and child survival
    A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival 
    This final Countdown to 2015 report examines trends in mortality and nutrition; intervention coverage (including inequality); financial flows to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health over the past decade



  • What are Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)?
    The MICS programme is designed to collect statistically sound, internationally comparable data on more than 100 indicators


  • UNICEF reports on child mortality
    Progress for Children: Beyond Averages - Learning from the MDGs
    UNICEF's final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals says millions of world’s poorest children left behind despite global progress
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Revealing disparities, advancing children's rights. 


UNICEF has learned through experience that problems that go unmeasured often go unsolved. We believe that consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child.

Data continue to support advocacy and action on behalf of the world’s 2.2 billion children, providing governments with facts on which to base decisions and actions to improve children’s lives. And new ways of collecting and using data will help target investments and interventions to reach the most vulnerable children.

Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible – by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress.

Useful links


  • CME Info - A database containing the latest child mortality estimates based on the research of the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation 
  • UN Data Revolution - The UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development