Project profile — United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Institutional Support 2017


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2017-12-19 - 2017-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (70.00%)
• America, regional (3.00%)
• Asia, regional (24.00%)
• Europe, regional (3.00%)


• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (5.50%)
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (5.50%)
Early childhood education (11240) (5.50%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (6.75%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (6.75%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (6.75%)
Health education (12261) (6.75%)
Malaria control (12262) (6.75%)
Health personnel development (12281) (6.75%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Human rights (15160) (18.00%)
• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (8.33%)
Emergency food aid (72040) (8.34%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (8.33%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The grant represents Canada’s institutional support to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF uses these funds, along with other donor funding, to achieve its mandate. Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF supports the rights of children to help meet their basic needs and expand opportunities for children to reach their full potential. UNICEF seeks to improve the social and economic conditions of children by ensuring that they have access to health care, clean water, food, and education. UNICEF also works to ensure that children are protected from violence and abuse and receive relief in disasters. Canada's support to UNICEF helps to advance children's survival and the equal rights of women and girls as well as their full participation in development.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project as stated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) include: (1) improved and equitable use of high-impact maternal and child health interventions from pregnancy to adolescence; (2) improved and equitable use of HIV prevention and treatment interventions by children, pregnant women and adolescents; (3) improved and equitable access to and use of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and healthy environments, and improved hygiene practices; (4) improved and equitable use of nutritional support and nutrition and care practices; (5) improved learning outcomes, and equitable and inclusive education; (6) improved and equitable prevention of, and response to, violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children; and (7) improved policy environment and systems for disadvantaged and excluded children.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $16,200,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
19-12-2017 Commitment $16,200,000
20-12-2017 Disbursement $16,200,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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