Strengthening Administrative Data on Violence against Children

Challenges and promising practices from a review of country experiences

February 15, 2021

In recent years, interest has grown among governments and international development partners to explore ways of better using administrative data to monitor and report on violence against children. Administrative data are an important source of information that can often be readily accessed and used to complement large-scale surveys.

This publication describes sources of administrative data on violence against children from a selection of countries, and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. The assessment covers five components: data collection and reporting processes; quality assurance processes; data flow and feedback practices; monitoring and evaluation structures and coordination mechanisms; and data dissemination and use. The aim is to draw upon existing practices and resources to provide insights on how to use and improve administrative data related to violence against children.

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