UNICEF's strategic approach
Strategies to reduce inequity
UNICEF adopts a number of critical strategies across the Indonesia country programme designed to tackle the underlying causes of inequities.
As part of the economic and political reforms introduced over the last decade, more political and administrative authority has been provided to district governments. This has brought governance closer to the people, along with resources to address locally identified needs.
This provides a great opportunity to ensure that local decision making genuinely responds to the needs of the most vulnerable and addresses issues of inequity; while national data can often disguise disparities, local information and evidence can best identify where critical gaps lie – and help design the most effective solutions.
UNICEF is committed to supporting the technical capacity of local governments for evidence-based planning and budgeting, to help design and implement local laws and regulation in favour of women and children, and supporting the development of model programmes in selected provinces and districts that best fulfil the rights of the most vulnerable.