UNICEF Maldives Half Year Progress Report 2023
Key highlights of UNICEF Maldives Country Office Achievements and Progress (January - June)
2023 is the second year of implementation of the UNICEF CPD 2022-2026. It is also an election year in Maldives during which a new Government will be ushered into office in the fourth quarter of the year. In the first half year, the Maldives CO experienced a lot of changes in both the office structure and its programmes. These included the appointment of a new Representative, retirement of the Deputy Representative and appointment of his replacement in September 2023, completion of the recruitments for 4 new positions approved by the PBR, transitioning existing staff into new roles and aggressive introduction of internships.The office also prioritized the creation of a common ground for accelerated implementation of the country programme including developing the flagships, agreeing business owners, developing a framework for programme convergence, and refining the programme structure and portfolio to improve coherence and alignment in design and implementation. This half year report captures achievements, lessons learnt and priorities for the rest of the year and beyond, in each of the CPD outcome areas - health & nutrition, child protection, social policy, education and climate action.