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0 School Furniture Innovation Project: Field Trial Results UNICEF Supply Division April 2016 1 School Furniture Innovation Project: Field Trial Results April 2016 1. (...) However, UNICEF did not have a defined management process or any generic school furniture designs and specifications to ensure adequate school furniture procurement standards. (...) The UNICEF CO tendered for the furniture construction and selected two local manufacturers to produce the school furniture in accordance with the designs.
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Score: 1090984.8 - https://www.unicef.org/supply/...%20field%20trial%20results.pdf
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School furniture is an essential part of the supply component of Education and Child Survival country programmes. The connection between comfortable school furniture and increased learning and development of children in classrooms reveals that high quality child-friendly school furniture is essential for children’s ability to learn. In addition, this project seeks to reduce the carbon footprint caused by importing furniture from overseas, by creating school furniture designs suitable for local production and with the use of locally available materials.
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Score: 1080447 - https://www.unicef.org/innovat...ign-and-procurement-guidelines
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The guidelines, which are intended to support staffs at country office level, cover all aspects of furniture deployment such as sourcing of suppliers, procurement, design of furniture, production, delivery and maintenance. (...) The guidelines will provide several benefits to the countries: Firstly, the project is looking into the possibility of utilizing flat-packed furniture which will allow local artisans or other users to assemble the furniture themselves. Secondly, the flat pack furniture format reduces the damage caused by the distribution and transportation process which has been encountered with ready built furniture.
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Score: 1075577.05 - https://www.unicef.org/innovat...-school-furniture-field-trials
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Momentarily, there are 2767 companies dealing with wood processing and furniture manufacturing in Serbia, where 2365 companies are in wood processing sector and 402 firms produce furniture. (...) The biggest concentration of small companies is in large towns. The production of furniture in Serbia is characterized by a large number of different furniture categories and types, among which the following are particularly distinguished: home furniture, office furniture and furniture for interior arrangement and decoration. (...) In 2005, furniture export was US $81.8 million. Furniture for sitting (chairs and wooden seats) represents the most significant export product of Serbian furniture industry (graph 6).
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Score: 1058680.8 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DA...is/market/market-64/serbia.pdf
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Furthermore, local production of furniture will also help build local capacity of manufacturers and reduce reliance on importing ready made goods. While boasting local economy, local production makes maintenance a lot easier and lengthens the life span of furniture. Facilitate learning and teaching : Studies have shown a direct connection between comfortable school furniture and increased learning and development. (...) For those interested to receive more information on UNICEF’s school furniture procurement guidelines or technical specifications on standardized furniture designs, please contact:  innovateforchildren@unicef.org .  
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Score: 1056835.6 - https://www.unicef.org/innovat...hool-furniture-guideline-scale
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In the EU-15, the furniture production was down by 14%. The balance of furniture trade went negative and a correction of this trend is unlikely. (...) China is now the second world exporter of furniture. Its capacity is expanding and the current trend will last, both in parts and finished furniture. (...) P-M DESCLOS pmdfilo @ tin.it Forest Products Consultants 7UN/EC TC V-AWPT 2003 Furniture 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Billion $ Furniture parts, all materials Furniture, other materials Other furniture Bedroom furniture Kitchen furniture Office furniture Seats World imports of wooden furniture by product group Source: UN COMTRADE, 2003 P-M DESCLOS pmdfilo @ tin.it Forest Products Consultants 8UN/EC TC V-AWPT 2003 Furniture Major importers of wooden furniture and parts, 2001 Japan 6% UK 7% France 8% Germany 10% USA 33% Others 36% Source: UN COMTRADE, 2003 P-M DESCLOS pmdfilo @ tin.it Forest Products Consultants 9UN/EC TC V-AWPT 2003 Joinery, carpentry and profiled wood In value, the global imports of joinery, carpentry and profiled wood, went down 2.4% in 2001.
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Score: 1056638.6 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DA...1/presentations/21-desclos.pdf
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To enable procurement of locally produced child-friendly school furniture and play-based learning, the Product Innovation Unit based at UNICEF Supply Division initiated a project that includes the development of local procurement guidelines covering all aspects of furniture planning such as sourcing, production, delivery and maintenance; in addition, a portfolio of UNICEF-developed child-friendly furniture designs is made available to countries, with the aim to further expand the portfolio based on local designs. (...) However, unsuitable school furniture presents a particularly burdensome problem in low-resource environments. (...) Furthermore, local production of furniture will also help build local capacity of manufacturers and reduce reliance on importing ready-made goods.
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Score: 1051266.6 - https://www.unicef.org/innovat...sustainable-school-environment
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UNICEF identified the need to improve standards of local school furniture procurement and management processes to ensure it provides more consistent and better quality standard school furniture to school. This note provides presents guidelines for innovative school furniture design and procurement to ensure better quality school furniture in schools, designed to suit local needs and conditions. UNICEF will continue to evaluate the implementation of school furniture designs and guidelines to ensure corrective measures to improve local school furniture production.
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Score: 1051069 - https://www.unicef.org/supply/...on-project-field-trial-results
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FURNITURE Seats, with wooden frames 940161 Upholstered 940169 Others Wooden furniture 940330 940340 940350 940360 940390 For office For kitchen For bedroom Other wooden furniture Parts of furniture 2 1 Nomenclature. 2 The Comtrade six-digit heading 940390 covers all types of furniture parts, of metal, plastic or other material. (...) The main importers and exporters of each product will be presented in the Discussion Paper. 6.3.3 Furniture Furniture is a product with a high value-added ratio. (...) Upholstered furniture has the highest trade value in the ECE, followed by bedroom, kitchen and office furniture (table 6.3.1).
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Score: 1049875.7 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/timber/docs/rev-00/06.pdf
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From other furniture categories, the second biggest in furniture export volume was office furniture (4.7 million US$), followed by kitchen (1.3 million US$) and bedroom furniture. (...) From other furniture categories when import volume is concerned stand out kitchen furniture, living room furniture and dining room furniture. (...) Kitchen furniture represents the main category of furniture for which particleboards are used, followed by office furniture, wardrobes and desk panels.
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Score: 1044797.95 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DA...is/market/market-66/serbia.pdf
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