India has nearly a sixth of the global population and stands at an enviable position with the largest adolescent population - 253 million people or 21 per cent of all adolescents globally.
Despite many achievements India’s economic successes are yet to find full reflection in the quality of life and well-being of its people, especially women and children. In this context, there is an urgent need for evidence to inform programme design, implementation and to feed into the political dialogue for more investment in children and women.
In order to better the lives of millions of children in India who are still unable to live in dignity, reach their full potential or make choices about their future UNICEF needs timely, strategically focused and objective information on the performance of its policies, programmes, and initiatives. Without such information, it can be difficult to ensure organizational learning and accountability, which are critical to delivering results.
India is a rapidly changing, volatile and complex Country that requires agile approaches and analysis to design and implement evidence-based programmes.
We support the Government of India to develop, implement, monitor and report on evidence-based policy planning and programming for the advancement of all children and adolescents.