Evaluation of UNICEF's Positioning for the Strategic Plan
To what extent does UNICEF have the most critical technical and strategic elements in place to achieve the goals of its Strategic Plan?
In a world of increasing uncertainty for children, resulting from the effects of the pandemic, conflict, poverty and the growing impact of climate change, UNICEF continues to work with governments, partners and other UN agencies to help countries set a better future for and with every child and achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The UNICEF Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 sets out measurable results for children and young people everywhere, especially the most vulnerable.
In 2022, UNICEF conducted an evaluation of UNICEF’s positioning and readiness to identify points of institutional strength and areas that require course adjustment in order to achieve the goals of its Strategic Plan. The evaluation identified a set of foundational factors affecting readiness, namely: long-standing organizational strengths; the understanding of and commitment to the Strategic Plan; the suitability of the UNICEF business model; resourcing; and culture and leadership. The exercise also prioritized 12 critical recommendations to improve readiness and thus maximize the likelihood that UNICEF will achieve its ambitious goals and measure its progress.