Regional Monitoring of Child and Family Well-Being: UNICEF's MONEE Project

Innocenti Working Papers 72

  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Fajth, Gaspar;
  • Publisher
    • Innocenti Research Centre
  • Date of Publication
    • 2000
  • Pages
    • 42
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 194U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The project, through a series of reports on child and family well-being, has had a remarkable impact on policy makers, academics, politicians and members of the public. One of the keys to its success has been the comprehensive set of demographic and social indicators and related policy and institutional information collected via a wide network of experts. By drawing a comparison with similar analytical efforts, this paper highlights the distinctive features of the project, including a holistic and regional perspective based on a systematic mix of statistical and analytical investigations. This approach offers some comparative advantages relative to UNICEF's global surveys and national situation analyses in terms of its capacity to grasp key patterns of change and the role of institutional factors.


Thematic area

Countries in Transition   / 


child welfare   /  demographic indicators   /  economic transition   /  family policy   /  family welfare   /  social indicators   /