Programmes of Cooperation represent UNICEF’s contribution to national development efforts, and therefore should reflect national priorities for children. Country programmes build on a prospective analysis of the situation of children, as well as the achievements, lessons learned and opportunities of previous cooperation. This procedure reiterates the requirement of Programme Strategy Notes in the country programme development process as per the guidance also issued in 2015. Programme Strategy Notes are required to articulate UNICEF’s vision of the path to positive change in the lives of children, and the strategies for achieving the chain of results outlined in the CPD. The procedure reasserts accountabilities at country, regional and headquarter levels as they relate to strengthening the quality of programme development, review and approval processes. This procedure applies to all UNICEF offices (country, regional and headquarters offices) involved with the preparation, review and endorsement of CPDs for the approval of the Executive Board in 2016. It applies to Country Programmes offices submitting CPMPs/Integrated Budget and Country Programmes Action Plans (CPAPs) for regional office review and approval. (Link)
UNICEF. 2015. UNICEF Procedure on Review and Approval of Country Programme Documentation in 2016 – FRG/PROCEDURE/2015/004. 12 p.