UNFPA Dominican Republic

During the last five years, the Dominican Republic has achieved macroeconomic stability, despite the global financial crisis. Despite this achievement, challenges persist in reducing poverty and increasing the coverage of basic services. The maternal mortality ratio in the Dominican Republic is almost double the regional average. The programme concentrates on strategic and urgent issues, such as universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, the promotion of sex education, and the use of demographic data in policymaking and in efforts to combat gender-based violence and reduce maternal mortality.

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, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic in 2018 View more

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core