Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation supports the government in policy development and programme monitoring and evaluation by strengthening planning capacities of targeted ministries and departments. It supports results-based planning and policy through data analysis in partnership with Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), National Statistics Bureau (NSB), and other key government and UN agencies.

Capacity Development (CD) is a critical element of UNICEF’s work in Bhutan. Some of the evidence based programme planning supported by UNICEF include:

A key achievement attributed to UNICEF during the 2008-2013 programme cycle has been the institutionalization of Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment (RNDA) tool used in the Two-Stage Disability Study of 2010-2011.  Through close collaboration between the Education and Health sectors, the RNDA tool is now used regularly for training health workers, physiotherapists, ECCD facilitators and teachers in early identification and referral of children with disabilities. To date a total of 319 persons including a group of core-trainers, health staff, physiotherapists, teachers and ECCD facilitators are trained in using the tool.

Capacity development of key focal persons from the Government, civil society organizations, armed forces and monastic institutions on child rights, child protection, adolescent health, well-being and participation as well as on rights, education and protection of children with disabilities. This has led to better knowledge and understanding of the issues among the partners.

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