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Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines
The latest estimates show that some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation.
Children and the Sustainable Development Goals
Learn more about how UNICEF's work on data for children supports the Sustainable Development Goals
Is every child counted? Status of data for children in the SDGs
This report and brochure highlight data availability and critical data gaps on children within the SDG framework.

One is Too Many: Ending Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea
For most children around the world, pneumonia and diarrhoea are easily prevented and managed illnesses with simple and effective interventions and rarely life threatening. However, not all children are so fortunate.

A New Way to Measure Child Functioning and Disability
An innovative survey tool can provide better and more comparable data on children with disabilities.

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

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DRIVING CHANGE FOR CHILDREN THROUGH DATA

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.