Since 1998, the OECD has been publishing ‘Education at a Glance’ indicators on a yearly basis. These indicators provide comprehensive information on various aspects of education systems across 34 OECD states and several G20 countries. Education at a Glance covers the resources invested in education, the impact of educational investment, access to education and school organisation. The 230 tables and 100,000 figures provided enable comparison across countries on a number of dimensions.
The EURO-PERISTAT project started in 1999 and aims to monitor and evaluate both maternal and child health in Europe during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum. Through using trustworthy and robust indicators the project team have managed to compile recommended indicators for checking and observing perinatal health. The most recent report published by the project was the 2010 European Perinatal Health Report: The Health and Care of Pregnant Women and Babies. This report collates data from over 25 European Union member states, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland and highlights the significant differences between indicators of perinatal health and care between different countries, and whether improvements in health outcomes have been achieved.
Children’s Chances is a comprehensive online database based on the publication "Children's Chances: How Countries Can Move from Surviving to Thriving" (2013) launched by the World Policy Analysis Centre. It provides unprecedented comparative data on laws and public policies affecting children’s opportunities in 193 countries covering a diverse set of issues related to children’s rights, such as education, child labour, child marriage, poverty, discrimination, health, and parental care. The website includes world maps on a range of topics, and allows filtering by key policies relevant for children’s development.
In recognition of International Women’s Day UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics is about to activate an interactive mechanism which will indicate the development and difficulties of women’s and girl’s education. The mechanism is centred on a game which aims to engage a wide-ranging audience of teachers, pupils, activists and students across all ages. The aim is to engage the audience in the issue of gender inequalities in school enrolment and the amount of students who make the transition from primary, to secondary through to tertiary education. By creating their own characters in this game the users are able to understand how their situation differs to other character’s situations around the world. The settings of the characters can also be manipulated so that a user may understand and explore different data using a ‘time machine’ setting.
The Generations and Gender Programme, partly financed by the European Union, aims at gleaning the determinants of demographic choices at the individual level and the causal mechanisms that underlie demographic change by studying relationships between parents and children (generations) and those between partners (gender). It provides a contextual database featuring economic, demographic and policy indicators for 60 countries and a core database containing GGP data collected in 15 countries.
Eurostat provides information for a large range of statistics related to child benefits and family policies, as well as demographic data and labour market statistics.
The OECD has developed an Family database with indicators for all OECD countries categorised under 4 broad headings: the structure of families, the labour market position of families, public policies for families and children, and child outcomes.
In May 2012, the OECD created a Family Support calculator, an interactive tool which outlines how wages, tax-benefit systems and other factors such as family structure affect the household income of families with children at different stages.
The Council of Europe Family Policy Database offers a wealth of up-to-date and comparative data on family policies in 40 of the Council of Europe''s 47 member States, including all members of the European Union.
A mapping of national youth policies which has been undertaken by the International Institute for Educational Planning in collaboration with the UNESCO Youth-led Social Innovation Team. The online tool provides access to national youth policies across the globe listed by country and region.
IMPACT is focussed on research on and strengthening of monitoring and protection systems against child trafficking and exploitation in Cyprus, Italy, Greece and Portugal. IMPACT is funded under the European Commission’s Prevention of and Fight Against Crime Programme and implemented in partnership between CARDET (Cyprus), CESIS (Portugal), Defence for Children (Italy) and KMOP (Greece). The IMPACT project analyses how and to which degree child welfare and protection systems are effective to reduce the risk of trafficking and exploitation, as well as its capacity to protect child victims and children at risk. IMPACT also assesses the extent to which of national laws, policies and practices address the needs and rights of children as required by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other international and regional standards.