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Children in Paraguay face high levels of poverty and inequality, especially those who reside in rural and indigenous areas. Malnutrition and lack of access to quality education, as well as the risks of violence, abuse, labour and sexual exploitation, are the most serious threats suffered by Paraguayan girls and boys.
With the aim of contributing to the quality of its cooperation program, GlobalCAD will carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the UNICEF cooperation program in Paraguay for the period 2020-2024. This includes the evaluation of compliance with the direct objectives and products of the program, as well as its contribution to national childhood and adolescent policies.
The relevance, coherence and sustainability of the program, its alignment with UNICEF’s global objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals will also be evaluated. Additionally, GlobalCAD will examine the program’s management model, the integration of gender, equity and intercultural approaches, and identify lessons learned and make recommendations.
To do this, GlobalCAD consultants will conduct a documentary review and interviews both online and through a field mission. Among the consultancy activities, an event will be organized to share the findings and recommendations of the study.
Through evidence generation and advocacy, UNICEF influences policies and programs that benefit the country’s youngest population.
Its work is divided into four programmatic axes that address different stages of life and is based on six strategies that include the promotion of children’s rights, the strengthening of institutions, the promotion of healthy practices, innovation, management based on evidence and social dialogue.