United States Fund for UNICEF

For Strengthening The Policy And Programmatic Uptake Of Cash Transfer Programs In Sub-Saharan Africa

UNICEF USA supports the United Nations Children’s Fund by fundraising, advocacy and education, and regranting. It will subaward funds to UNICEF's Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office. This grant supports UNICEF's work with governments to expand social protection systems, and strengthen their design and delivery. The team will work with government counterparts, UNICEF in-country staff who support them, and advocacy groups toward the goals of using existing evidence to advocate for the expansion and increased efficacy of cash transfer programs, and making cash transfer programs more gender sensitive. (Strategies: International Women's Economic Empowerment and Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
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for a project to explore the nexus between early childhood care and women's empowerment  
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for support to Data Must Speak  
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for an evaluation of the Data Must Speak project  
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