The UNICEF Egypt Country Strategy and Action Plan (2013-2017) study involved the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of four development programs
- Young Child Survival and Development (YCSD)
- Early Child Education Development and
- Child Protection Program.
The above projects' objectives were
- Reducing child and maternal mortality and morbidity;
- Addressing malnutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies;
- School improvement to promote quality education;
- Improving protection of children from violence, abuse and discrimination; and
- Reducing vulnerability to HIV-AIDs.
The overall objective of the study is to undertake a strategic reflection in preparation of the next country plan (2013-2017). The study took a stock of the major policy changes and changes in the situation of children, women and youth in the post 2011 revolution period with a focus on gender equity and on the implementation of human rights-based approach (HRBA) . The conclusions of the four evaluation studies across four upper and northern governorates and the political and policy analysis have provided invaluable input and lessons learned laying-out a clear future role with a focus on where investments of UNICEF would be allocated based on its competitive advantages and the effectiveness of its program’s delivery.