DevInfo is a powerful database system for monitoring human development.  It is a tool for organizing, storing and presenting data in a uniform way to facilitate data sharing at the country level across government departments, UN agencies and development partners.  DevInfo has features that produce tables, graphs and maps for inclusion in reports, presentations and advocacy materials.


In 2004, DevInfo was endorsed by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) to assist countries in monitoring achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The DevInfo initiative originated as ChildInfo and is managed by UNICEF on behalf of, and with support from, 20 member agencies of the UNDG.


The software supports both standard indicators (the Millennium Development Goal indicators) and user-defined indicators. DevInfo is compliant with international statistical standards to support open access and widespread data exchange and operates both as a desktop application as well as on the web, so it can be accessed from anywhere.

 DevInfo Timeline


DevInfo has continuously evolved over the years, with each successive release featuring enhanced performance and new functions. The various releases are listed below, in order from most recent to earliest.


DevInfo 6.0 2009
DevInfo 6.0   2009

A powerful new version of DevInfo database technology, DevInfo 6.0 delivers significant enhancements for easy access to information on human development. The system includes powerful new data presentation methods, enhanced web collaboration and extended mapping features.

DevInfo 5.0 2006-2008
DevInfo 5.0   2006-2008

This updated version featuring state-of-the-art database technology was launched in May 2006 with royalty-free distribution as a desktop application and on the web. DevInfo 5.0 offers an intuitive user interface providing easy navigations to search for data and produce customizable tables, graphs and maps. Compliant with emerging international standards for metadata, the system contains a powerful data exchange module enabling users to easily share data across a variety of formats.



DevInfo 4.0 2004-2005
DevInfo 4.0   2004-2005

ChildInfo was upgraded and launched as DevInfo 4.0 with UN Development Group endorsement in April 2004.



ChildInfo 1995-2003
ChildInfo   1995-2003

UNICEF developed a database to monitor the World Summit for Children goals and offered the technology to the UN system to monitor human development.