The care of children in data: Evidence, gaps and opportunities for change in the SDGs

by Claudia Arisi, Zach Christensen, Elizabeth Lie et al.
Global Humanitarian Assistance programme (Development Initiatives), SOS Children’s Villages International, 2017

16 pp. 910 kB

Children and young people growing up outside of their family environment remain virtually invisible in official statistics, leaving governments without the necessary information to tackle the challenges these children face and respond to their needs so that they can thrive. The call for timely investment in the statistical capacity of countries to produce and use reliable disaggregated data under Sustainable Development Goal 17 has been echoed by several experts and institutions. This briefing paper explores how such a call can be turned into concrete action to achieve a real data revolution for these children.

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