UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs, and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
In 2011, IHME and UNICEF began jointly carrying out the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) Project, a multicountry and multipronged project to provide quality evidence for improving the equity and cost effectiveness of health systems. ABCE’s outputs and analyses will support policymakers, development partners, and national stakeholders in achieving better and more equitable outcomes for children and their families.
The project will help countries build a compelling equity investment case for health coverage by promoting a better understanding of how their systems operate and interact with populations. The project directly engages with research institutions and ministries of health on a country-by-country basis.