Every year, UNICEF partners with nearly 4,000 civil society organizations (CSOs) in countries all around the world to implement programmes and deliver results for children, women and communities.
This publication, Guidance for Civil Society Organizations on Partnership with UNICEF, has been developed to promote understanding of UNICEF’s partnership principles, processes and practices among both current and prospective civil society partners.
Purpose and intended users
The purpose of this publication is to promote common understanding of UNICEF’s civil society partnership requirements. It is hoped that by reducing the information asymmetry between UNICEF offices and CSOs, the publication will support the timely establishment of high-quality, results-focused partnerships that in turn deliver high-quality, results-focused development and humanitarian programmes.
This publication, which focuses on the general operationalization of civil society partnerships with UNICEF, is to be read in conjunction with other publications that provide technical guidance on collaboration in specific programme sectors.