Research and reports

UNICEF’s work is grounded in empirical data, rigorous research and thoughtful analysis.

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Driving change for children through data

UNICEF is the world's leading source of credible data and analysis about the situation of children, using evidence to drive change.

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Inequality in wealthy countries

UNICEF helps protect children’s rights through reports that highlight current data.

Global numbers of primary school aged children out of school

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Read our research blog

Our blog, Evidence for Action, presents the latest insights on data, research and policy. See how UNICEF gathers evidence on children’s lives around the world.

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Global household surveys

UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys use house by house visits to get the most recent data on families.