Policies, Standards, and Strategies

Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators for Community Engagement

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

Around the world and across contexts, community engagement approaches support communities in taking their own action in addressing their most pressing issues. Community engagement is intrinsic to the human rights-based approach to development and humanitarian action. For this reason, UNICEF developed these minimum standards for community engagement.

The minimum standards for community engagement are intended to provide guidance to government leaders, policymakers, funders, researchers, and development and humanitarian practitioners. For example, they can be used during proposal writing, budgeting and monitoring. They can also be used to evaluate the quality of programmes, projects or initiatives, and to structure community engagement actions. 

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