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.
Innovation at UNICEF
UNICEF creates and guides approaches that are transformative, at scale, for the world’s most vulnerable children. Innovation at UNICEF is collaboration that translates ideas, technologies, and partnerships into products, services, and processes to 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
Co-creating products and supporting systems, driven by and suited to the needs of the most vulnerable.
Innovation in Processes
Improving ability to target resources and monitor and manage results to increasing efficiency in difficult economic environments.
Innovation in Partnership
Building partnerships to bring different sets of skills, viewpoints and influence to the table.