UNFPA results 2014-2017

Global highlights

Global impact of UNFPA’s support from 2014 to 2017

125,000

maternal deaths averted

48,500,000

unintended pregnancies prevented

15,200,000

unsafe abortions averted

200,000

HIV infections prevented

41,000,000

women and girls served with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings

47,000

midwives trained

100,000

women and young people with disabilities utilised sexual and reproductive health services in 2017

1,300,000

marginalized girls in UNFPA priority countries benefited from life-skills programmes in 2017

8,963

communities publicly declared the abandonment of female genital mutilation with support from the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Key results

Achieved with UNFPA’s support, by indicator, time frame, region and country

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Sexual and reproductive health

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    Number of countries that developed health-care worker protocols and standards on sexual and reproductive health for young people
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    Number of countries that developed a costed, integrated national plan for sexual and reproductive health
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    Number of countries that developed functional logistics system for reproductive health commodities
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    Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards
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    Number of fistula repair surgeries supported by UNFPA
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    Number of countries that developed social behaviour change communication strategies for adolescents and youth
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    Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming
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    Number of countries that engaged sex worker-led organizations in implementing sexual and reproductive health programmes for sex workers
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    Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis

Adolescents and youth

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    Number of countries that developed laws and policies that allow adolescents to access sexual and reproductive health services
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    Number of countries that established participatory platforms to advocate for increased investments in marginalized young people
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    Number of countries that aligned all national comprehensive sexuality education curricula with international standards
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Gender equality and women's empowerment

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    Number of countries that integrated gender-based violence prevention, protection and response into national sexual and reproductive health programmes
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    Number of countries affected by humanitarian crisis, that have a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership
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    Number of communities that publicly declared the abandonment of female genital mutilation with the support of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation
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    Number of countries that had civil society implement accountability mechanisms to address reproductive rights, with the support of UNFPA
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    Number of countries that had civil society organizations support the engagement of men and boys in programmes on gender equality and reproductive rights, with the support of UNFPA
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    Number of countries that integrated reproductive rights into gender equality national action plans

Population Data

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    Number of countries that implemented population situation analysis
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    Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators
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    Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible
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    Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data
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    Number of countries that had national statistical authorities develop the capacity to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescents and youth, with the support of UNFPA
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Health worker policies

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Key results globally between 2014 and 2017

Health worker policies

46 countries developed health-care worker protocols and standards on sexual and reproductive health for young people

Sexual and repoductive health national plan

33 countries developed a costed, integrated national action plan for sexual and reproductive health

Logistics systems

27 countries have functional logistics management information systems for reproductive health commodities

Midwifery policies

75 countries developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards

Fistula

Over 50,000 fistula repair surgeries supported by UNFPA

Social behaviour change

34 countries have social behaviour change communication strategies for adolescent and youth, including those from key populations

Sex worker sexual and reproductive health

16 countries engaged sex worker-led organizations in implementing sexual and reproductive health programmes for sex workers

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health

15 countries developed laws and policies that allow adolescents to access sexual and reproductive health services

Participatory platforms

47 countries established participatory platforms that advocate for increased investments in marginalized young people

Sexuality education

34 countries aligned all national comprehensive sexuality education curricula with international standards

Skills-building for girls

30 countries implemented skills-building programmes for adolescent girls at risk of child marriage

Gender-based violence in sexual and reproductive health plans

57 countries integrated gender-based violence prevention, protection and response into national sexual and reproductive health programmes

Coordination of gender-based violence response

40 countries affected by humanitarian crises, had a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership

Female Genital Mutilation

8,963 communities declared abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation

Accountability for reproductive rights

69 countries had civil society organizations implement accountability mechanisms to address reproductive rights, with the support of UNFPA

Men and boys

32 countries had civil society organizations support the engagement of men and boys in programmes on gender equality and reproductive rights, with the support of UNFPA

Reproductive rights integration

25 countries integrated reproductive rights into gender equality national action plans

Population Analysis

43 countries implemented the Population Situation Analysis

SDG measurement

51 countries established a comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators

Data platforms

41 countries established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible

Sub-national data

16 countries generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data

Data capacity

106 countries had national statistical authorities develop the capacity to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescents and youth, with support from UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

36 countries have the capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis

UNFPA Transformative Results UNFPA aims to achieve three world-changing results by 2030, the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNFPA Transformative Results

END MATERNAL DEATH

Since 1990, maternal death has declined by 44 per cent. Still, some 830 women...Read more

Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births

  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target
Assuming all the maternal deaths are preventable

END UNMET NEED FOR FAMILY PLANNING

Family planning is central to women’s empowerment and sustainable...Read more

Unmet need for family planning

  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • Projection
Women with unmet need are those, aged 15-49, who are married or in a union and want to stop or delay childbearing but are not using any method of contraception

END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ALL HARMFUL PRACTICES

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic. One in...Read more

Ending Child Marriage

Per cent of girls married/in union before age 15
Per cent of girls married/in union after age 15 but before age 18
  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target
  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target

ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HARMFUL PRACTICES

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic. One in...Read more

Global prevalence of female genital mutilation

  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target

ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HARMFUL PRACTICES

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic. One in...Read more

Prevalence of recent intimate partner violence

  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target
Per cent of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months
Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected.
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for global highlights

  • Maternal deaths averted - estimates generated using the MSI impact 2.3 model, based on the procurement of reproductive health commodities
  • Unintended pregnancies averted - estimates generated using the MSI impact 2.3 model, based on the procurement of reproductive health commodities
  • Unsafe abortions averted - estimates generated using the MSI impact 2.3 model, based on the procurement of reproductive health commodities
  • HIV infections prevented - estimates generated using impact models; not disaggregated by region or country level
  • Midwives trained - these figures capture only countries supported by the UNFPA Maternal Health Thematic Fund
  • Women and young people with disabilities who utilized sexual and reproductive health services - results reflect 2017 achievements only
  • Marginalized girls who benefited from life skills programmes - results reflect 2017 achievements only
  • Communities that publicly declared abandonment of female genital mutilation - These results result capture the achievements of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

Notes for key results

  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

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