26 November 2023

Ethical evidence generation

Generating evidence is the key to everything we do at UNICEF Innocenti. And generating that evidence, more often than not, involves people. Involving real people in our work brings risks because so often we focus on children, young people, the marginalized and the vulnerable. The rights of children must always be respected and upheld, and we must…, Benefit, Evidence generation activities must be designed so that they benefit people and the planet, while minimizing harm. , Do no harm, Requires that we take a risk-informed approach, recognizing the potential harms and unintended impacts of our activities.  , ​​​​​​Non-discrimination, Evidence generation at UNICEF must be non-discriminatory, creating inclusive opportunities for engagement and participation for stakeholders, partners, and practitioners., Respect, Involves engaging with all stakeholders in a way that honours their dignity, well-being, participation and personal agency. , Justice and fairness, Activities must actively consider who benefits from the work and who carries the burdens – including who bears risks to the reputation, costs and time, for example. This also includes assessing the broader equity of the project, its implementation and outcomes.   , Integrity, Requires the active adherence to moral values and professional standards., Accountability, Is the obligation to be answerable for all decisions made and actions taken. This includes being responsible for honouring commitments without qualification or exception, as well as to report potential or actual harms observed through the appropriate channels.  Gathering evidence in a way that is ethical ensures that our programming, humanitarian…