UNICEF’s activities in more than 190 countries entails including support to governments and development partners in every region to collect, analyse and use data to inform policies and programmes designed to save lives and help children realize their full potential. UNICEF has established extensive global databases and is committed to supporting Member States to monitor progress for children in the 2030 Agenda by developing and testing new indicators and methods and supporting their collection and analysis to inform national and global monitoring of progress for every child.
Related to the 232 global SDG indicators, UNICEF has identified 44 that most directly concern children. These include the 17 global SDG indicators for which UNICEF has been identified as the official custodian or co-custodian for the purposes of global reporting. More information on UNICEF’s support to countries on SDG monitoring and UNICEF’s global databases can be found at: www.data.unicef.org.