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Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS


Globally, progress to improve data on child protection outcomes has been slower than efforts to improve data on child nutrition, vaccination and development outcomes in the under-five age group. The Sustainable Development Goals included several child protection targets further necessitating the need to track progress on child protection, but few studies have examined the varied data landscape for child protection within countries. This mixed-methods study aims to examine (1) the prevalence of child protection outcomes in Nepal, (2) the types of data the child protection sector uses, and (3) recommendations to improve the collection, analysis and use of child protection data.


Bhatia, Amiya, Nancy Krieger, Cesar Victora, Sumnima Tuladhar, Jacqueline Bhabha, and Jason Beckfield. "Analyzing and Improving National and Local Child Protection Data in Nepal: A Mixed Methods Study Using 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (Mics) Data and Interviews With 18 Organizations." Child Abuse & Neglect 101 (March 2020): 104292.