This site captures stories, resources and ideas about innovation in development from UNICEF staff. You will find first-person stories of innovations in programme, process, product and partnership – and the links you need to adapt these projects for your own use. We welcome submissions from interested staff members and partners.
For further information, please contact:
Erica Kochi (ekochi [at] unicef.org and @ericakochi) or Christopher Fabian (cfabian [at] unicef.org and @unickf).
Innovation at UNICEF
Innovation translates ideas, technologies, and partnerships into products, services, and processes that bring about better, more equitable results for children.
At UNICEF, we focus on four key areas of innovation:
Innovation in Programmes
Using new technology and ideas to serve the hardest to reach and the most vulnerable communities.
Innovation in Products
Creating processes that support the efficient and transparent creation, adaption or uptake of products. These process innovations have a strong equity focus, ensuring that process is driven by the needs of the most vulnerable populations.
Innovation in Processes
Increasing efficiencies in difficult economic environments. Improving our ability to target resources to monitor and manage results.
Innovation in Partnership
New collaborations with donor and partner governments, other UN agencies, National Committees, civil society, the private sector and with young people themselves to improve results for children.