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Assessment of UNICEF finds strategic improvements over last three years

NEW YORK, 31 December 2012 – A network of 17 donor countries that rate the effectiveness of multilateral organizations today published its most recent assessment of UNICEF, finding that UNICEF had shown it was able to strengthen its effectiveness and to coordinate efforts to address key issues.

Members of the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) carry out joint assessments, share information and draw on each other’s experience in monitoring and evaluation. The latest assessment of UNICEF was led by the governments of Austria and Spain

MOPAN assessments provide an important snapshot of an organization’s management effectiveness from a strategic, operational, relationship and knowledge-based perspective. The assessment relies largely on perception-based surveys of in-country partners, peer organizations and donors. In 2012, country-level surveys were undertaken in Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Honduras, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines and Zimbabwe, serving as the basis of the 2012 report.

The report, released online, indicates that UNICEF’s efforts led to a number of improvements in several key management areas since the last assessment in 2009. The report also highlights areas where processes could be strengthened for greater efficiency.

UNICEF welcomes the common MOPAN approach and the consultative process and is committed to follow up on the recommendations. The next MOPAN assessment of UNICEF is foreseen for 2015 – the target date for reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

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For the full MOPAN Report om UNICEF, please see the links below:



UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org

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