TransMonEE database

'Public Policies and Social Conditions: Monitoring the transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States', more commonly known as the MONEE project, was initiated by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in 1992. The project aim was to monitor, analyse and disseminate information on the situation of families in the region as it entered into an era of rapid social, political and economic changes. Today regular updates and dissemination of the data continue to raise awareness of and contribute to the international debate on how economic and social policies impact children, women and families in CEE/CIS.

Alternative title
Monitoring situation of the women and children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Data creator
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Geographic 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, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Time period
Extent of file
2 data files (Excel format; number of logical records varies)

Data sources: Most of the data are collected directly from National Statistical Offices, who complete and return to UNICEF IRC a standardized template. However, in recent years, UNICEF IRC has collected data for the Baltic States from the websites of the respective National Statistical Offices. Additional data are also obtained from other international organizations or are calculated by UNICEF IRC. Due to the different data sources related to some of the indicators, the data presented in the TransMONEE database may diverge from those presented in other UNICEF publications and databases.

Funding agency
The MONEE project is financed by core funding from the Italian Government to UNICEF IRC, by contributions from UNICEF in the CEE/CIS/Baltics region, and the World Bank.
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