Monitoring and Integrating child‑related SDGs in Europe and Central Asia
Challenges and opportunities
This brief summarises the findings of a mapping exercise that reviewed the status of the child-related SDG targets and indicators in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, focusing on the following: progress with data availability and data sources; and the integration of national policies and programmes. The ECA region encompasses 55 countries and territories with great context diversity. Some countries in the region have seen conflict or civil strife in recent years, including the current conflict in Ukraine, leaving a complex landscape to monitor and advance the SDG Agenda for children. Political instability is a major challenge for many countries in the region, making it more difficult to integrate SDG indicators into national monitoring and reporting systems.