In 2012, we worked with governments, other UN agencies and civil society groups at all levels to
continue placing the most vulnerable children in the spotlight.
OUR FOCUS ON EQUITY COMMITS US
TO PUTTING THE LAST CHILD FIRST.
In addition to helping provide all children the best start in life through quality education, protection from HIV/AIDS and refuge from violence,
exploitation and abuse, we constantly and persistently raise awareness of the plight of all children with everyone we encounter – from the
highest levels of government to the grassroots.
We used data and good practices to
support good policies, and
AND COMMUNITIES TO
INVEST IN CHILDREN
and to institute laws that benefit them.
DURING THE YEAR,
HARD TIMES REQUIRE
We responded to the economic challenges of 2012 by tightening
our belt. At the same time, we remained committed to being more
open and accountable in all our work. Evaluations and audits
helped to take the ‘temperature’ of our finances and our
programmes and suggested where changes and savings could be
made. New tools and methodologies helped us better identify the
children and families who are most in need so that they could be
reached by programmes. We worked harder to get the best people
on the ground quickly to support children, particularly in countries
facing humanitarian emergencies.
WE CONSTANTLY AIM TO IMPROVE WHAT WE DO.
WE EVALUATE AND ANALYZE AND LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES.
For instance, the lessons we learned responding to the Horn of Africa crisis helped us to work more effectively in the Sahel.
WE ARE INCREASINGLY USING DATA AND EVIDENCE TO PRIORITIZE THE MOST VULNERABLE.
The Monitoring Results for Equity System (MoRES) provides us with real-time information on the factors that impede or enable strong
results in our programmes. In 2012, we rolled out MoRES in more than 30 countries in all regions of the world.
The fourth round of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) - household surveys that help countries produce data on areas such as health,
education, child protection and HIV/AIDS as a basis for policy decisions and programmes – was completed in 2012, with
SURVEYS CONDUCTED IN 50 COUNTRIES BETWEEN 2009 AND LAST YEAR.
WE DEVELOPED MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING DEPRIVATION ANALYSIS
(MODA) to help national partners examine poverty and equity among children and discover who and where the most deprived children and
their families are,This enables us to guide policies in their favour. We supported social protection in more than 100 countries. Hundreds of
thousands of children benefitted from UNICEF-supported national cash transfer programmes – including orphans and children heading
households in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
WE WORKED IN 40 COUNTRIES ON INITIATIVES TO
PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES.
In Moldova, we advocated with other UN agencies and persuaded the Government to adopt a programme on inclusive education and to
pass a law on social inclusion for persons with disabilities.
WE CONTINUOUSLY STRIVE TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE.
In April we joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), a gateway that provides everyone – from taxpayers in donor countries
to community-based organizations in programme countries – with information on aid spending and what it seeks to achieve. We posted
online all internal audit reports issued after 30 September; evaluations and annual reports on programmes are public and financial
information is more widely shared.
UNICEF BY THE NUMBERS
NEARLY 11,500 STAFF
AT THE END OF 2012
THE MAJORITY – 87% – WORK IN COUNTRY AND REGIONAL OFFICES.
36 NATIONAL COMMITTEES
AND 36 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
AREAS AND TERRITORIES WITH PROGRAMMES OF COOPERATION
1.9 BILLION DOSES
FOR 96 COUNTRIES
WORTH OF COLD CHAIN EQUIPMENT
BED NETS FOR 39 COUNTRIES
WATER AND SANITATION
WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS
FAMILY WATER AND SANITATION KITS
This allows us to drive down prices by buying in bulk. In 2012, our Supply Division saved money with reduced prices
and supply chain costs and with the introduction of new products.
Internally, UNICEF is working to optimize its supply chain.
We are also helping our partners to improve and streamline their supply chains.
UNICEF is part of the
PEOPLE THAT DELIVER PARTNERSHIP,
which is helping to build effective, efficient and sustainable health supply chains.