UNFPA Benin

While Benin remains a poor country, the Government is committed to poverty reduction, especially among vulnerable populations. Maternal mortality rates are high, for reasons including insufficient emergency obstetric and newborn care, and a high unmet need for family planning. UNFPA supports programmes to improve services in both areas and expand reproductive health care specific to adolescents and youth. It helps strengthen statistical information systems as well as national capacities to manage and coordinate population programmes. Support for gender equality includes initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Benin View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Benin in 2020 View more

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

807 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

80 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

85747 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

30 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

200 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

573 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

49 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

3559 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

807 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

80 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

85747 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

30 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

200 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

573 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

49 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

3559 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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