Our current research projects seek to stimulate debate on children’s issues. Past research projects are listed in the archive.

2014-2017

Equity, multiple deprivation and poverty


Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA)
Report Card 12

Evidence framework for child protection


Children's Rights in the Digital Age
Family and parenting support: policies, practice and outcomes

Good governance and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


Governance and children's rights

New approaches: structural determinants and life-course


An operational structural determinants framework for adolescents
Cohort and Longitudinal Research
Life course

Social protection


Cash transfers project
Poverty and the Safe Transition to Adulthood

The best interest principle in child protection systems


The best interests principle in intercountry adoption

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


Multi Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children: Italy, Peru, Vietnam and Zimbabwe
Archived projects

2013

Equity, poverty, and well-being: measures and concepts


ICT4D Research Study
Making the Investment Case for Social Protection
Measuring and Defining Equity for Children
Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Theory (MODA): Methodology and Analysis
Report Card 11

Evidence framework for child protection


What Does the Evidence Say about the Impact of Social Transfers on Child Protection Outcomes

Governance and child rights


Championing Children's Rights: A Global Study of Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children
Public Sector Reform for Children: Governmental Structures and Processes

New approaches: structural determinants and life-course


Determinants, Social Norms, and Violence
ICTs & Children
Life-Course Analysis
Structural Determinants of Child Well-being: A Framework for Action

Research tools, methods and innovation


Ethical Research Involving Children: International Charter and Guidance
Monitoring Child Poverty through Household Consumption Measurement in Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS )
Research Watch

2010-2012

Changing social norms and the protection of children


Social norms, harmful practices and behavioural change

Equity, multiple deprivation and poverty


Child well-being, poverty and overlapping deprivation analysis in rich countries (Report Card 10)
Equitable economic growth and growth incidence curves
MICS data collection and analysis on poverty, wealth and deprivation
Multiple overlapping deprivation analysis in low and middle income countries

Global economic crisis and children


Research on the impact of economic crisis on child poverty and well-being and policy responses in low income countries

Good governance and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


Governance and Child Rights
Implementation of CRC at the local level: Child Friendly Cities
Independent human rights institutions for children

Migration


Forced migration, children and land grabbing

Social protection


Decentralized implementation of social protection in Asia
Global social protection monitor
Social Protection Capacity-Building Programme in Africa
Social protection snapshots and trends for selected countries
The impact of social protection on the lives of children
TransMONEE and the Social Monitor of social protection in CEE/CIS

Support studies for project implementation in education, health and ECD


Decentralization of the delivery of education interventions in South Asia
Decentralization of the delivery of HIV/AIDS interventions in South Asia

The best interest principle in child protection systems


Adoption and alternative care
Sexual abuse and exploitation of children through the Internet and other information and communication technologies
Study on child trafficking in the Nordic countries

2006-2009

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Household responses to poverty
Understanding child poverty and wellbeing

Children and justice including in armed conflict


Children affected by armed conflict
Children and transitional justice

Economies in transition and children


The situation of children in transition countries (CEE/CIS region)

Environmental change and children


Climate change and children

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Child Friendly Cities
Children and disabilities
Independent human rights institutions for children
Other international standards for children
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

Resources and policies for children


Resources and policies for children

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


Child injury
Child trafficking (Palermo Protocol)
Harmful practices and social norms
Research on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism

2003-2005

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Report Cards on children in industrialized countries

Children and justice including in armed conflict


European network for a research agenda on children in armed conflict

Economies in transition and children


Innocenti Social Monitor

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Child Friendly Cities Initiative
Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: documenting and learning from the process of social change set in motion by the CRC
Innocenti Digests

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


Developing new strategies for Understanding Children's Work and its impact
Research on child trafficking
UN Study on Violence against Children

2000-2002

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Basic social services
Child poverty in industrialized countries
European monetary union and children
Social progress over the last 20 years: have all children benefited?
The new plague: HIV/AIDS, development and child welfare

Children and care


Children in institutions

Economies in transition and children


Monitoring in the CEE/CIS and Baltics: the MONEE project

Global economic crisis and children


The impact of economic crisis on children

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Child Friendly Cities Initiative
Child participation and evolving capacities
Improving UNICEF staff capacity
Innocenti Digests

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


Developing new strategies for Understanding Children's Work and its impact
Home-based work research project
Research on child trafficking

1997-1999

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Child poverty in industrialized countries
Towards a New Agenda for Children in the Southern Mediterranean Countries

Economies in transition and children


Monitoring in the CEE/CIS and Baltics: the MONEE project

Evidence framework for child protection


Determinants, Social Norms, and Violence

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Children's participation
Improving UNICEF staff capacity
Innocenti Digests
The rights of minority, indigenous and migrant children

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


Child work and education

1994-1996

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Child welfare
Decentralization and community participation
Fiscal policy, poverty alleviation and equity

Children and care


Early Child Development

Economies in transition and children


Monitoring in the CEE/CIS and Baltics: the MONEE project

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Children of minorities
Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


The relationship between child work and education

1991-1993

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Children in industrialized countries
Decentralization and community participation
Structural adjustment in developing countries

Children and care


Early Child Development

Economies in transition and children


Monitoring in the CEE/CIS and Baltics: the MONEE project

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Children of minorities
Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Promoting children's participation
Urban child

Understanding violence, abuse and exploitation for prevention and protection


Street and working children

1988-1990

Child poverty and social and economic policy responses, including industrialized countries


Children in industrialized countries
Structural adjustment in developing countries

Children and care


Early Child Development

Implementation of international standards on children's rights


Basic education
Implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child