Delivering products and services
Timely delivery of the right products and services today can change children’s lives for a better tomorrow.
Supply chains in development and emergency contexts are among the most complex. Delivering supplies for the world’s most urgent needs is a challenge in under-resourced settings, conflict or disaster contexts and in places that are hard to reach. It requires technical expertise and local knowledge, innovative solutions, collaboration and financial resources.
Moreover, rigorous standards of ethics and integrity must be applied at every step of the way. To ensure that our resources are benefiting children and delivering the best possible results, tremendous effort goes into defining the needs, budgeting and planning, procurement and delivery, inspection, warehousing and distribution.
UNICEF uses its global reach and local knowledge to deliver supplies to children in more than 160 countries and territories, including in situations of conflict and disaster. We work closely with partners and governments to ensure we reach them at the right time, in the right place, with the right supplies at the right price.
Our global network includes supply hubs across the world and UNICEF country offices that serve local programmes. This network strengthens our emergency preparedness, which is a critical part of humanitarian assistance and sustainable transitions from emergency response to development.
As a leader in the procurement of products and services for children, UNICEF works with suppliers and the private sector at large to secure affordable prices and the best value for money. In addition to supplying UNICEF programmes, we provide procurement services to national governments and other partner organizations with common goals for children and resources of their own. UNICEF’s networks, knowledge and expertise on essential products and supply chains for children are made accessible with the aim of achieving greater results together.