Strengthen child-sensitive M&E systems, through development of DevInfo-based regional and national databases
DevInfo is a powerful database system which monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. It generates tables, graphs and maps for reports and presentations. DevInfo has been developed by United Nations organizations. It was adapted from UNICEF ChildInfo technology. The database maintains indicators, by time periods and geographical areas, to monitor commitments to sustained human development. For additional information on DevInfo, and a quick guide on how to produce maps, graphs and tables using the DevInfo technology, please visit www.devinfo.org.
UNICEF CEE/CIS, in cooperation with other UN agencies, has been supporting countries in creating national databases to monitor MDGs and National Development Goals in more than 16 countries.
At regional level, in cooperation with UNECE and UNDP Bratislava, the regional MDG Database was created and launched. Please visit www.regionalmdg.org for additional information.
MICS Info (accessible at www.micsinfo.org), presents the findings for the third round of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey carried out in 16 countries of the CEE/CIS region. This DevInfo adaptation consists of a DevInfo gallery which provides access to the charts with key findings; the downloadable tables; the report 'Emerging Challenges for Children in EECA-Focus on Disparities' ; and, provides full access to data on 59 indicators, including new indicators on child protection and early childhood development. Data are disaggregated by number of background variables (age, gender etc.).
The publication 'Bridging the gap- the role of M&E in evidence based policy making' offers number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with Evidence-based policy making. These institutions are national and local governments, UNICEF, the WB and the International Development Evaluation Association.
Priority objective and new activities for 2010
The 2009 publication 'Country-led Monitoring and Evaluation Systems' was launched, in partnership with UNECE, WB and other international stakeholders and was well received. UNICEF HQ will publish a follow-up volume in 2010.
CEE/CIS will continue to support the global roll out of DevInfo 6.0, as a member of the global DevInfo Reference Group, and will organize a Regional DevInfo training. On demand, countries will receive technical support and the respective service in uploading the data from upcoming censuses into DevInfo format.
The regional UNECE/UNICEF/UNDP MDG database will be updated.