UNICEF supports its programme results through coordination, communication, planning and monitoring with a gender and equity focus, including through a subnational presence. The country programme strives for innovation and promote resilience in all programmatic areas and follow a risk-informed approach at all stages. Integrated approaches will be documented to identify conditions for scale-up and investment.
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
UNICEF rallies behind the most disadvantaged children and families, ensuring that their rights are fully recognized in national and local policies, strategies, programmes and public resources. UNICEF works with public services, private institutions and civil society responsible for statistics and/or research to produce and promote the use of evidence in advocacy, planning, and monitoring and evaluation of policies, budgets and programmes for children and women.
Communication for Development
UNICEF works with the Government, religious bodies, communities, women, adolescents, young people and community media to promote positive social and behaviour change, and to change social norms that are harmful to children and women. In particular, communities and families are mobilized to promote key family practices and to end child rights violations such as early marriage. Work with out-of-school children and young people involves their participation in initiatives that build their skills and promote active citizenship and peace-building.
Communication and Public Advocacy
The Communication and Public Advocacy programme aims to raise the consciousness of key external audiences on the importance of equitable investments in children and create opportunities for supporters and influencers to take action and support the cause of children. UNICEF’s communication and public advocacy helps to build awareness, knowledge and engagement around child rights among the general public, policy makers, and the media. This is done by collaborating closely with global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrities, donors, UNICEF National Committees and international and local media houses.