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Innovations, lessons learned and good practices

Annual compendia of innovations, lessons learned and good practices


2009-2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Every year, selected innovations, lessons learned and good practices in UNICEF policy advocacy, programming and operations are published externally. The cases are primarily grouped according to the five focus areas in the UNICEF Medium Term Strategic Plan for 2006-2013, approved by the Executive Board: (1) Young child survival and development, (2) Basic education and gender equality, (3) HIV/AIDS and children, (4) Child protection from violence and abuse, and (5) Policy advocacy and partnerships for children's rights. In recent years, compendia also include cases on cross-cutting issues such as emergency, evaluation, and logistics and operation. See Background and definitions for more information about innovations, lessons learned and good practices.

Disclaimer: These compilations are based on internal field reports and are not edited or fact checked to official UN publication standards. Statements in these articles do not imply or constitute official opinions or policy positions of either the United Nations or UNICEF.

Sharpening the equity focus: Selected innovations and lessons learned from UNICEF-assisted programmes 2009-2010 (December 2011)

This compendium features some of the most notable innovations, lessons learned and good practices from UNICEF's 2009 and 2010 programme reporting, incorporating updated information and results obtained as of late 2011. After more than two years of implementation, the 17 examples included in this compilation provide evidence of results in the five focus areas of UNICEF's Medium Term Strategic Plan 2006-2013 as well as in its cross-cutting areas. Notably, these innovations and lessons learned are relevant for UNICEF's intensified focus on equitable development results and the rights of the most deprived children. Volume 1 of the Equity compendium (Feb.2011) is available here.

You can read abstracts of the 17 cases featured in this compendium 2009-2010 by clicking below links.

Bangladesh 'The 'RED' strategy: Reducing disparities in immunization coverage' (Lessons learned)

Djibouti 'Grandmothers promote exclusive breastfeeding as the key communication actors' (Lessons learned)

India 'Chiranjeevi Yojana: An innovative model of Public Private Partnership for reduction of Maternal Mortality' (Lessons learned)

Indonesia 'Scaling-up Malaria Prevention programmes by integrating into Maternal and Child Health Services' (Lessons learned)

Honduras 'Biosand filters: Improving health conditions in rural Honduran communities' (Innovation)

India 'Leveraging public funds to strengthen water quality monitoring in Orissa' (Lessons learned)

Myanmar 'Promotion of the ‘4clean’ messages through traditional folk theatre in Labutta Township' (Lessons learned)

Armenia 'Inclusive education: From school engagement to system change' (Lessons learned)

Burundi 'Community Dialogue: Mobilizing communities to bring hard-to-reach children to schools' (Innovation)

Nigeria 'The Female teacher training scholarship scheme supports girls' primary education' (Innovation)

Ukraine 'Personal connections to peers and outreach workers bring young sex workers into HIV services' (Lessons learned)

Zambia 'Project Mwana: Using mobile phones to improve early infant HIV diagnostic services' (Innovation)

Thailand 'The Family and Community Group Conferencing: An alternative approach to children in conflict with the law' (Good practice)

Cambodia 'From practice to policy: Formulating the first national Early Childhood Care and Development' (Lessons learned)  

China 'Child poverty addressed in new 10 years' Rural Poverty Reduction Strategy' (Innovation)

Guatemala 'Linking knowledge to policy advocacy in the context of the global economic crisis' (Innovation)

DRC 'The Non-Food Item Fair: Using cash-based vouchers to assist emergency-affected families' access to essential supplies' (Good practice)




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