In 2019, the UNICEF procurement of services reached a value of $1.192 billion. The six largest categories account for 70 per cent of the total value of contracting for services.
This includes the management of the procurement of supplies directly by beneficiaries via cash transfers to them – one of the procurement modalities used by UNICEF depending on the context.
This includes human resources working in-country to share expertise within partner governments, to work in social mobilization campaigns and as temporary labour for programmes.
Designing, planning, engineering, monitoring and other services supporting construction works.
Key programme areas supported include water and sanitation (e.g. water supply, sewage systems, latrines) and education (e.g. schools, classroom rehabilitation, children’s facilities).
Programmatic research and surveys, market and supply chain analysis and research, monitoring and evaluation of programme implementation.
Globally, UNICEF managed a total freight volume of 62.419 cubic metres of freight by air and 15.876 twenty-foot equivalent units by sea and/or truck.
Support to programmes includes road cargo transport, storage, local aircraft charters and customs brokerage and clearance services, as well as warehousing services.