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Editor's note

Recent Innocenti outputs concentrate on several urgent policy and research priorities. Our series of methods briefs on adolescent research, produced in collaboration with The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being, offers insights on gathering data on this dynamic period of life in low- and middle-income countries. New papers introduce significant steps forward in measuring the global prevalence of child food insecurity and the quality of early childhood education. The new Innocenti Report Card 14 presents a rigorous indicator framework for measuring progress on SDGs for children in high income countries, and the Children of Austerity volume is the first international study of the impact of the financial crisis on children in rich nations. Finally a highly topical paper and blog on the impact of big data on child rights raise important questions about the digital future of boys and girls. This and much more available on our website.


Innocenti Report Card 14 - main story
New Innocenti Report Card offers blueprint for progress on SDGs in rich countries
The first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries in relation to SDGs reveals surprising facts and figures.
e-newsletter #2/2016 - Cash improved diet diversity
First global estimates of food insecurity among households with children
Using data from FAO and Gallup we calculate prevalence of food security in homes with children in 147 countries showing that 41 per cent of the world’s households with children experience moderate or severe food insecurity.
Dakar TP workshop 2017
Busting common myths about unconditional cash transfers with evidence
What does rigorous evidence from large-scale national social protection programmes reveal about skeptical views on the impact of cash transfers on poor households?
Adolescent Research Briefs
Research on adolescents receives a major push forward
A new series of research methods briefs is designed to improve efforts to collect rigorous evidence on adolescent health and well-being in low- and middle-income countries.
Big data and children
Timely paper scopes big data’s impact on children
With one in three global internet users being a child, do we have a firm grasp of the impact of big data on children? This paper calls for greater focus on child rights and ethics in data science and suggests a way forward.
Early learning in Bangladesh
Engagement or Readiness? Important new considerations for measuring quality of pre-primary education
The powerful life-long benefits of early learning and care are well known; however, access alone is insufficient. This research brief examines key strategies to measure quality of ECD programmes.






  • APPAM International Conference, Brussels 13-14 July
  • CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE – Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement, 15 July
  • 7th Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, NY TBA


  • Evidence Gap Map on Adolescent Well-being, TBA
  • EAPRO Research Management Training, Bangkok, 28-31 August


  • Global Evidence Summit, Cape Town, 13-16 September
  • Best of UNICEF Research 2017 launch, 25 September
  • Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement. Brussels, 28-29 September
  • Bi-Annual Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum, Rio de Jianero TBA