UNICEF Office of Research (OoR) will be hosting an internal consultation on the UNICEF wide research agenda related to children's use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and the implementation of their rights in this rapidly developing environment. The goal is to capitalize and emulate on the past and current work in this field: OoR study on Child Safety Online, UNICEF Division of Communication's Digital Citizenship Project, Innovation and GRACE initiatives promoting access and empowering girls.
International Meeting: Championing Children’s Rights
Independent human rights institutions for children play a pivotal role in bridging two very different worlds: that of policymaking, government and politics, and that of children, who often find themselves marginalized and excluded from society, and their views sidelined.
Child Drowning in LMICs in Asia: Key data, messages and recommendations
Countries covered: Five low and middle income countries in Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Beijing and Jiangxi Province), Thailand and Viet Nam. (Data also included from India’s 2005 Million Death Study).
Drowning: a leading killer of children across parts of Asia - Press release
A new report states that although drowning is a leading killer of children across parts of Asia, highly effective and cost-efficient programs to reduce such drowning deaths are not being sufficiently embraced. "Child Drowning" surveyed four countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand), together with two provinces in China (Beijing and Jiangxi).
At UNICEF's Innocenti Research Centre we conduct research on critical issues in the lives of vulnerable children. To help make our research compelling the centre engages in proactive information dissemination, utilising traditional, online and digital media. This section is a repository of all media material produced and distributed by the Centre as well as films, opinion pieces, news reports and feature stories published in mainstream media about the Centre and its work.
An interactive infographic that examines the penetration of the Internet through to its projected growth; the way children and adults use the Internet and the risks they face; and the existing protection frameworks and legal mechanisms with some solutions for the future.
Similar to sentinel site monitoring, it is possible to also monitor key inputs into the production of child wellbeing, notably those linked to the resources and policies of the public sector. Budget tracking and analyses could serve this function, and at the same time the tools in this area could help to advance budget and policy transparency and public engagement and participation in decisionmaking. Thus, the use of such tools could influence policies - notably resource allocations - directly.
Empirical Analyses using Household and Micro-level Datasets
Formal empirical analysis of the social impact of an economic event - be it a crisis or a policy adjustment - is typically underpinned by an ex post analysis using nationally representative household survey data. These studies are often able to account for exacerbating (e.g. existing poverty and domestic factors) and mitigating conditions (e.g. social protection interventions) which then provide a clear sense of the net impact on various population groups, including children, women and poor families. The main challenge with this approach lies in the significant time lag (anywhere from 1-2 years) attached to the availability of nationally representative household survey data.