UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, 2013. On 5 February, (left) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at the first regular session of the 2013 UNICEF Executive Board, at UNHQ. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0071/SUSAN MARKISZ

The World Bank and UNICEF in Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on utilizing innovations to enhance Uganda’s development.

The partnership will ensure that innovations developed by UNICEF to improve the protection of children’s rights are used to support the World Bank’s interventions to improve accountability across several sectors, including health, education and agriculture.

“While significant progress has been made in all sectors, great inequities among children and youth across Uganda remain,” said Dr. Sharad Sapra, UNICEF Representative in Uganda.

“This partnership with the World Bank will ensure that innovations are more broadly used to realize the possibility of enhancing service delivery to vulnerable children and women in Uganda thereby accelerating the country’s equitable development.”

With this Memorandum of Understanding, the World Bank and UNICEF in Uganda agree to collaborate on refining open source information and communication technology tools for the purposes of both organizations.

Read the full article on New Vision, Uganda’s Leading Daily here

Read more about our innovation work in Uganda in this story from a trip to Uganda Innovation lab with partners such as the World Bank. You can also find lots of other stories on Uganda by searching with the word “Uganda” in the upper right corner search box.