UNICEF programme focuses on service delivery, given the fragile government services which need constant capacity strengthening. Because of the high child mortality rate, UNICEF has a strong focus on child survival due to the high child mortality rate supporting, in particular, a nationwide network of Community Health Workers. UNICEF is also leading the Education partners’ group and thrives to ensure that every child can access comprehensive education services
At the policy level, UNICEF supports the development of policies as well as legal frameworks that will guide government’s interventions in social sectors.
In addition to core resources, UNICEF leverages resources from a variety of partners, including the European Union and the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Resource mobilization remains challenging as the country’s donors have withdrawn their support. UNICEF has also engaged in the dialogue around social protection and has supported in 2017 an analysis of child multidimensional poverty (MODA).