Support to the United Nations Secretary General Innovation Lab

Reporting Organization:OSG - Office of the Secretary General
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,000,000
Timeframe: January 16, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

OSG - Office of the Secretary General

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Other (100.00 %)

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This project aims to support the Executive Office of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General to establish an Innovation Lab in order to develop stronger internal innovation and policy capacity that will leverage disruptive technologies and innovation practices. This project develops more powerful platforms and uses the UN’s convening power to serve as an effective global catalyst for responsible innovation.

Project activities include:

(1) developing and mainstreaming data analytics applications to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and inform the pandemic response; (2) developing skills sets and tools to enable more effective data and evidence-driven approaches; (3) facilitating the flow of knowledge and ideas, including the adoption of innovation best practices and standards to coordinate approaches across the UN innovation ecosystem; and (4) adopting and using predictive analytics and analytical frameworks for violence prevention under the Prediction for Prevention Programme.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased operational impact of the UN system’s work to respond to COVID-19 pandemic, with the objective of saving lives and livelihoods, accelerating adoption of innovations, and maximizing learning from the current pandemic and global response; (2) strengthened internal innovation and policy capacity for greater effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability in its programs and operations which reach the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations; and (3) strengthened platforms for global policy and responsible innovation that leaves no-one behind to achieve Agenda 2030.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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