21 September 2023

ICTD annual report 2022

Some achievements 2022 Emergency response: The HOPE platform was used to deliver cash transfers to over 200,000 vulnerable households with children in Ukraine. Digital health: UNICEF developed U-Test, a mobile health innovation using AI and designed to reach high-risk adolescents and youth for HIV prevention in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria. Digital solutions for young people: Yoma, a UNICEF-led, blockchain-based marketplace for youth, saw a significant increase in users in 2022, largely in Nigeria. Education: UNICEF partnered with Plan Ceibal (Uruguay’s National Digital Education Plan) to launch Puentes Digitales, which is providing students with disabilities with hardware and/or software (such as large-print keyboards or screen readers) to improve their access to technology. In Jordan, UNICEF expanded the deployment of a cloud-based network to improve internet access for children and youth living in refugee camps. Digital public goods: UNICEF continued its support for Primero, a digital public good and web app used by child protection and social services workers to deliver services to vulnerable children and families in more than 50 countries and territories. UNICEF also championed Oky, an open-source period tracker and menstruation education app created with and for girls in low- and middle-income countries. Digital fundraising: In 2022, ICTD played a key role in streamlining integration of digital fundraising through the implementation of digital infrastructure such as payment gateways, donation portals, reporting platforms and data migration functions. Scaling up digital maturity: ICTD continued its work to scale up the digital maturity of UNICEF and convene the organization towards digital transformation ambitions, accelerating progress towards the SDGs and improving overall operational efficiency and effectiveness.