Glossary: definition of variables
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The Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity (TransMonEE) Database, established in 1992 by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, captures a vast range of data relevant to social and economic issues relevant to the situation and wellbeing of children, young people and women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

 

The data represent a particularly useful tool for governments, civil society organization, funding institutions and academia in considering their decisions, policies, programmes and agendas. The database is updated every year thanks to the collaboration of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in the countries of CEE/CIS. The published database presents only a selection of the larger amount of indicators annually collected.

 
  Main topics
Most of the data are collected directly from NSOs using a standardized template. Data for Estonia and Lithuania for recent years are collected from the web-sites of respective NSOs. Where available data are also obtained from other international organizations (EuroStat, OECD, UNESCO, etc.) or are calculated by UNICEF. Due to the different data sources for some indicators, the data presented in the TransMonEE database may diverge from those presented in other UNICEF publications and databases.
 
  Coverage

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

 

The details of territorial coverage are included under each table, as applicable.

 
  Data sources

Most of the data are collected directly from NSOs using a standardized template. The data originates from both administrative data sources and household surveys. Data for Estonia and Lithuania for recent years are collected from the web-sites of respective NSOs. Where available data are also obtained from other international organizations (EuroStat, OECD, UNESCO, etc.) or are calculated by UNICEF. Due to the different data sources for some indicators, the data presented in the TransMonEE database may diverge from those presented in other UNICEF publications and databases.

 

Data generally cover the period 1989-2013/14. Disaggregated data for many indicators are available since 2005.

 
  Timeline
Each year country-specific data collection templates are shared with the NSOs of participating countries, filled in and submitted by the countries by end-September with the data for the previous year. The TransMonEE database coordinator at the UNICEF regional office for CEE/CIS then follows up with the countries for clarifications and additional information. The data are brought together, indicators calculated and checked again for consistency before being disseminated in June of the following year.
 
  Data comparability

As with any cross-national statistical database, concepts and measures may differ across countries despite all the efforts to standardise indicator definitions . Therefore, users are strongly encouraged to consult the notes on specific data.

 
  Citation
Users are asked to acknowledge data taken from this database using the following citation:
UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS, TransMonEE 2014 Database (www.transmonee.org)
 
  Contact
Please send inquiries or feedback to Siraj Mahmudlu at smahmudlu@unicef.org.