Leveraging its skills and professional experience, the Community has also excelled in evolving strategic areas such as product innovation and market shaping, national supply chain system strengthening, financing and domestic resource mobilization, evidence gathering and data monitoring. The following pages provide examples of the work done by UNICEF staff around the world at all stages of the supply chain to employ strategies to achieve results. In collaboration with communities, businesses, governments and other United Nations agencies, the Supply Community strengthens the way UNICEF and partners work together to make a difference for children.
With its culture of knowledge exchange, continuous professional development and its passion, the Community maintains a steady focus on getting the supplies to the children who need them.
To deliver results for children, UNICEF collaborates with a wide range of partners at all stages of the supply chain and across its key products and services groups. Collaboration improves efficiency and achieves solutions that are fit-for-purpose, offer value for money and provide long-term sustainability.
UNICEF engages with United Nations agencies and other partners to communicate needs, draw on expertise, and share information, technical knowledge and contracts to ensure that the right supplies reach children.The strengths of partners are leveraged towards strategic objectives and result in operational efficiencies.