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Strengthening Capacity

Strengthening Capacity
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Results for Children through capacity building and policy advice

UNICEF’s work in Indonesia is underpinned by two key priorities - providing capacity-building and policy advice – to ensure results for children. Some examples of this work follow.

Improving early childhood health and development

UNICEF helped the Government develop training for health workers on Holistic Integrated Early Childhood Education and Development. This was later replicated in three districts. With the World Bank, UNICEF Indonesia has also worked with the Ministry of Education and Culture to produce a guidebook for village chiefs on important standards for early childhood development centres, and has helped develop a roadmap for the introduction of one-year pre-primary education. UNICEF also supported five eastern provinces to integrate childhood illness care services and strengthen their malaria detection and treatment capacities.

Treating and preventing malnutrition

In response to high levels of acute malnutrition, UNICEF Indonesia collaborated with the NGO Action Contre la Faim (ACF) and the Government of Indonesia to develop a strategy for the implementation of a Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme. In 2015, baseline assessments were conducted and interim CMAM treatment protocols, training packages, and job aids for health workers and volunteers were developed. UNICEF worked on strengthening the capacity of stakeholders to address malnutrition through trainings for family health workers and family health counsellors. 

Ending open defecation

Water, sanitation and hygiene interventions were focused at the sub-national level. The office worked with the Ministry of Health to develop verification guidelines for declaring communities free of open-defecation.

Better quality monitoring and evaluation 

UNICEF Indonesia works with the National Bureau of Statistics to improve the quality of the national socioeconomic survey and ensure that the methodology and tools used are in accordance with international standards. 

 

 
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