CRING data in
UNICEF’s global reporting
Overview of presentation
• UNICEF’s global databases
• Data submission and review – Country
Reporting on Indicators for the Goals
(CRING)
• Use of the databases in global reporting
Overview of presentation
• UNICEF’s global databases
• Data submission and review – Country
Reporting on Indicators for the Goals
(CRING)
• Use of the databases in global reporting
UNICEF global databases
• Set of publicly accessible global databases
• Spans areas of child mortality, child health, maternal
health, nutrition, immunization, water and sanitation,
HIV/AIDS, education and child protection
• Disaggregated to extent possible (sex, urban-rural
residence, household wealth quintiles)
• Internationally comparable and statistically sound
Data availability
• 197 countries included
• Over 100 indicators
• Data availability varies across countries and across
indicators
– Most indicators include estimates for countries covering >80% of the
developing world
– Data from household surveys generally have a periodicity of 3-5
years
– Inter-agency estimates generally cover all countries, and are
interpolated to a common reference year either annually or every few
years
Sources of data
• Data from primary sources included directly in
database
– Nationally representative household surveys
– Censuses
– Administrative and vital registration data
• Estimates calculated by United Nations interagency
groups
• Estimates provided by other specialized UN agencies
Interagency estimates
• Provide harmonized estimates across agencies,
especially for use in monitoring progress
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Child mortality
Maternal mortality
Water and sanitation
Immunization
• Basic procedure is to collect underlying data, make
adjustments if necessary, and use statistical modelling
to generate estimates for all countries for a common
reference year
Overview of presentation
• UNICEF’s global databases
• Data submission and review – Country
Reporting on Indicators for the Goals
(CRING)
• Use of the databases in global reporting
Updating UNICEF’s databases
• Updating global databases on-going process
• Concentrated effort once a year through an exercise called
Country Reporting on Indicators for the Goals (CRING)
• Field offices are asked to review the existing data for a selection
of 100 indicators and provide any updates for their country
• In the 2012 round of CRING, 152 country offices were contacted
and of those, 142 contributed to the exercise
CRING Online
Updating UNICEF’s databases
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Data submissions undergo a rigorous data quality assurance process
– Review source documentation
– Check for plausibility of trends and consistency across related
indicators
– Follow up and clarification with the country and regional offices
– Consult with programme specialists within UNICEF, colleagues from
other United Nations agencies and academic partners, and MICS
team
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Additionally seek out data not submitted by countries (including data from
high-income countries)
This is a critical exercise as it forms the basis for influencing
programmes and policy
Examples from CRING
2012 CRING reporting
Sector
Indicator
Reported
Accepted
Not
accepted
Maternal health
Skilled attendance at
birth
61
47
14
Child health
Children sleeping
under ITNs
40
28
12
Why is the global database different from my
CRING submission?
Common reasons data are not accepted:
1.
Supporting documentation not sent or insufficient
2.
Data are not nationally representative
3.
Data do not conform to the standard indicator
definition
Note: In some cases, data are reanalyzed or adjusted to
conform to standard definitions
Overview of presentation
• UNICEF’s global databases
• Data submission and review – Country
Reporting on Indicators for the Goals
(CRING)
• Use of the databases in global reporting
Use of databases: Data Driven Reports
Global publications
UNICEF flagship publications
Sector-specific Reports
Use of databases: Data Driven Reports
Use of databases: Statistical country profiles
Use of databases: Interactive online tools
Use of databases: Childinfo.org
For more information, please contact
Colleen Murray
Statistics and Monitoring Section / DPS
[email protected]
United Nations Children’s Fund
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: 212-326-7000
www.unicef.org
© United Nations Children’s Fund
March 2013
Cover photo © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1781/Guoegnon
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