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Empirical Analysis using Household and Micro-level Datasets

Formal empirical analysis of the social impact of crises, policy adjustments and other economic events is typically underpinned by an ex- post analysis using nationally representative household survey data.

Social Budget Tracking and Analysis

Social budget tracking and analysis tools monitor the extent of priority and protection given to public budget items and can influence government policies in favour of allocations to children and families.

A Child Rights Lens for Poverty and Social Impact Analyses (PSIAs)

Poverty and Social Impact Analyses, PSIAs, are aimed at facilitating an ex-ante understanding of the potential distributional impacts of a given policy reform. Child rights centered PSIAs, add a child focus to these impact assessments, as tools specifically designed to promote more child sensitive real-time policy making.

Cambodia Anthropometrics Survey

The 2008 Cambodia Anthropometrics Survey (CAS) is a nationally representative sample of 7,495 households with children 0 to 59 months of age. The survey includes representative samples of nineteen survey domains, or areas, throughout the country. The 2008 CAS includes valid anthropometric measurements of over seven thousand children, making it the largest national sample of child measurements ever collected in the country. The main purpose of the survey is to provide policymakers and planners with updated information on nutrition in light of steep increases in the price of food. In order to provide a comprehensive view on nutrition in the country data on anthropometry, micronutrient deficiency, food consumption, disease, coping strategies, infant/young child feeding, and health services were included in the survey. In addition the national survey, 400 households in the informal settlements of Phnom Penh were sampled using the same methodology and questionnaire.


  1. Cambodia Anthropometrics Survey (2008)
    English Supplement of Survey to the National Institute of Statistics, prepared by UNICEF Cambodia