The Innocenti Social Monitor 2009 "Child Well-Being at a Crossroads: Evolving challenges in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States"

©UNICEF IRC / 2009 - Innocenti Social Monitor 2009 cover page


The latest issue of the series of the Innocenti Social Monitor has been just released in the UNICEF IRC website. This report - realized as a result of the collaboration between the IRC and the UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS - examines the evolving and diverging challenges for the well-being of children in a fast-changing region after two decades of transition.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the decade up to 2008 and discussing monitoring and data challenges for the region, the Innocenti Social Monitor 2009 aims to help support and guide policy debate and decisions in a period of economic crisis and encourage policy makers to have a greater focus on child well-being, guided by human rights principles, to support those children most in need, to promote social inclusion and to give all children the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

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Between end-September and mid-October 2009, a policy oriented summary of the report "Child Well-Being in CEE/CIS at a Crossroads: an overview" as well as the Russian translation of the report and two background papers will be also released.

A large part of the statistical information analysed in the Innocenti Social Monitor 2009 is drawn from the TransMONEE database, a data initiative initiated in 1992 by the Innocenti Research Centre and since 2009 managed by the UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS. This annually updated, stand-alone and easy-to-access database contains a wealth of social and economic statistics and indicators of child well-being across the countries of CEE/CIS, collected from the National Statistical Offices.

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