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Briefing papers on Innovations and Good Practices

UNICEF India Briefing Paper Series:  Innovations, Lessons and Good Practices

Ensuring Equitable Access for Safe Institutional Child Birth
Describes a set of interventions in Madhya Pradesh to ensure equitable access to safe institutional child birth services for women in rural and marginalised communities.

Early Childhood Education through Integrated Child Development Services
This initiative in Gujarat builds on the Government of India’s flagship programme, Integrated Child Development Services, and ensures that children are prepared for primary education.

Mamta Abhiyan for Improved Maternal and Child Health
Describes how Gujarat promoted coordination and synergy between Health Programmes and Integrated Child Development Services to improve maternal and child health in the state.

District Planning and Monitoring Unit
Describes the success in Odisha in advancing convergent planning and monitoring, leading to early signs of improved service delivery in the district.

Data Management for Effective Implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act
Odisha developed a standardised system so that partners collect uniformed and comparative data on institutions serving children in need of protection.

Community-based Interventions to Address Child Marriage
This intervention in Assam focuses on creating safe spaces for adolescent girls and establishing community support structures to protect and promote child rights.

District Information System for Education (DISE)
Illustrates how Maharashtra utilises the District Information System for differential and needs-based programming and promoting equity in education.

Gender Sensitisation Police Training
Collaboration among State Police, Department of Women and Child Development and UNICEF in Karnataka led to gender training of police force, supporting the implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme and Juvenile Justice Act.

Household Water Safety
Elaborates on how Gujarat and Maharashtra strengthened the existing monitoring and surveillance programme for water quality.

Delivering Essential Services to Socially Excluded Communities - Akha Boat
The Boat of Hope brings health and education services to vulnerable communities living in riverine islands of Assam.

Field Data Validation for Total Sanitation Campaign
This paper explains how a joint monitoring exercise can promote use of sanitation facilities and enhance the implementation of Total Sanitation Campaign. Using rights based approach, the exercise also strengthens capacity of the government officials, frontline workers and community

Meena ki Duniya: An Entertainment-Education Radio Programme
Meena radio programme has promoted behavioural changes by generating dialogue and made positive influence on children’s awareness and knowledge levels.

Behaviour Change Communication Cell and Village Information Centre
This paper presents two strategies for streamlining and strengthening the Communication for Development activities of the Government of India flagship programmes.

The Adolescent Girls Anaemia Control Programme
Breaking the Inter-Generational Cycle of Undernutrition in India
This paper describes the introduction, consolidation and expansion of the Anaemia Control Programme to address the intergenerational cycle of undernutrition in India with a focus on adolescent girls.



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