UNFPA Ghana

UNFPA programmes in Ghana are aimed at achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health, promoting reproductive rights, and reducing maternal mortality by accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG5(A&B). Priority is given to improving skilled delivery, uptake of family planning, and quality maternal health care. UNFPA also assists to improve the use of and access to HIV prevention services, particularly among youth. Programmes also support the implementation of the national population programme and the domestic violence action plan.

Programme Activities

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Ghana 2016 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$2470988
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1702380 (69%)
GOV $726681 (29%)
NGO $41927 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (68%)
Non-core Resources (32%)
Family planning
Increased national capacity to strengthen enabling environments, increase demand for and supply of modern contraceptives and improve quality family planning services that are free of coercion, discrimination and violence
Total Spending:
$570979
Implemented by:
UNFPA $175383 (31%)
GOV $395596 (69%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
Maternal health
Increased national capacity to deliver comprehensive maternal health services
Total Spending:
$1675422
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1394895 (83%)
NGO $24822 (1%)
GOV $255705 (15%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (84%)
Non-core Resources (16%)
Sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$175073
Implemented by:
UNFPA $82588 (47%)
NGO $17105 (10%)
GOV $75380 (43%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (92%)
Non-core Resources (8%)
Sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
Increased national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$49514
Implemented by:
UNFPA $49514 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (48%)
Non-core Resources (52%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$482231
Implemented by:
UNFPA $140464 (29%)
NGO $77466 (16%)
GOV $264302 (55%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (56%)
Non-core Resources (44%)
Marginalized Girls
Increased capacity of partners to design and implement comprehensive programmes to reach marginalized adolescent girls including those at risk of child marriage
Total Spending:
$189265
Implemented by:
UNFPA $140050 (74%)
NGO $49215 (26%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (20%)
Non-core Resources (80%)
Sexuality education
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$148142
Implemented by:
NGO $3634 (2%)
GOV $144507 (98%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (79%)
Non-core Resources (21%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$144825
Implemented by:
UNFPA $414 (0%)
NGO $24616 (17%)
GOV $119794 (83%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (78%)
Non-core Resources (22%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$253160
Implemented by:
NGO $5652 (2%)
GOV $247508 (98%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Civil society and rights for all
Strengthened engagement of civil society organizations to promote reproductive rights and women's empowerment, and address discrimination, including of marginalized and vulnerable groups, people living with HIV and key populations
Total Spending:
$5652
Implemented by:
NGO $5652 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (78%)
Non-core Resources (22%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$247508
Implemented by:
GOV $247508 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Evidence-based policymaking
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$429707
Implemented by:
UNFPA $186933 (44%)
GOV $184985 (43%)
NGO $57789 (13%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (91%)
Non-core Resources (9%)
Data production and dissemination
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities and socio-economic inequalities, and for programming in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$101915
Implemented by:
UNFPA $92843 (91%)
GOV $9072 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Monitoring and evaluation
Strengthened national capacity for using data and evidence to monitor and evaluate national policies and programmes in the areas of population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV, adolescents and youth and gender equality, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$213551
Implemented by:
UNFPA $67651 (32%)
NGO $28220 (13%)
GOV $117680 (55%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (81%)
Non-core Resources (19%)
Data and policies
Strengthened capacity for the formulation and implementation of rights-based policies (global, regional and country) that integrate evidence on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and their links to sustainable development
Total Spending:
$54340
Implemented by:
GOV $54340 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Population data analysis
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to poverty eradication and sustainable development
Total Spending:
$59899
Implemented by:
UNFPA $26439 (44%)
NGO $29568 (49%)
GOV $3893 (6%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$-3226
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-3526 (109%)
GOV $300 (-9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$-3226
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-3526 (109%)
GOV $300 (-9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Ghana Country Programme Document

CPD Ghana [2012-2016]
Distribution date: 25 July 2011
Cycle: 2006 - 2010

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CPD Ghana [2006-2010]
Distribution date: 3 October 2005
Cycle: 2006 - 2010

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CPD Ghana [2016-2017]
Cycle: 2016 - 2017

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UNFPA Ghana United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNDAF Ghana [2012-2016]
Cycle: 2006 - 2010

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