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2018 Evaluation Office: Evaluation of Innovation in UNICEF Work - Case Studies

Executive summary

The Evaluation of Innovation in UNICEF’s work relied on different methods of gathering and analyzing evidence including a set of twelve innovation studies.  The case studies were designed to serve organizational learning by unpacking and examining the multiple pathways and dynamics which underpin innovation within the organization. The cases included here each address a specific innovation, the processes through which it was identified, developed, tested, implemented and taken to scale (if relevant) along with contextual conditions (e.g. underlying organizational and partnership arrangements).  Information from the case studies was used throughout the Evaluation of Innovation Synthesis Report. 

Please see below the twelve (12) Innovation Case Studies:

  1. Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aid (ARIDA) Project
  2. Accelerated School Readiness Programme
  3. Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation
  4. Data Must Speak Project
  5. Drones for Delivering Results for Children
  6. Primero
  7. Height/Length Measurement Devices Project
  8. Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods Scale-Up
  9. RapidPro
  10. Zika Virus Diagnostics for Testing at Point-of-Care
  11. Somleng
  12. U-Report

We encourage you to share the set of (12) case studies including other documents below among your colleagues and interested partners.

Read the blog on Evaluating Innovation at UNICEF.

Read on the infogram tool on Evaluating Innovation at UNICEF.

Please see here the Evaluating Innovation survey infogram.

Please watch our vlog on Evaluating Innovation at UNICEF: What did we find?

The Evaluation of Innovation in UNICEF Work - Synthesis Report can be found here.

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Report information



Evaluation Office


Program Excellence (Cross-cutting)


Sequence #:
Evaluation Office/65//6697

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