UNFPA Afghanistan

Home to one of the world’s youngest, fastest growing populations, Afghanistan faces challenges exacerbated by conflict, weak governance and cultural barriers, especially in the case of impoverished women and children. UNFPA programmes invest in reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and socioeconomic development; humanitarian assistance and youth issues are priorities in all three areas. Assistance is channelled to replicable programmes in provinces with high rates of poverty and maternal and infant mortality, and where communities are actively engaged in their development.

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Key results of Afghanistan in 2018

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Fistula treatment

244 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

26421 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Fistula treatment

244 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

26421 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    12,542
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    45,637
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    23,250
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    125,610
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    9,787
    GBV survivors reached
    1,375
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    35,475
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    20
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    9
    Number of safe spaces
    7
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    6
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    6
    Dignity Kits distributed
    6,000
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    43

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Afghanistan 2018 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:
$7,188,541
Implemented by:
NGO $3,403,593 (47%)
UNFPA $3,784,948 (53%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27%)
Non-core Resources (73%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$968
Implemented by:
NGO $968 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$6669569
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3542116 (53%)
NGO $3127453 (47%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (24%)
Non-core Resources (76%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$5900
Implemented by:
NGO $5900 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$213762
Implemented by:
UNFPA $54159 (25%)
NGO $159603 (75%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (34%)
Non-core Resources (66%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$298341
Implemented by:
UNFPA $188673 (63%)
NGO $109668 (37%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (74%)
Non-core Resources (26%)
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:
$1,044,660
Implemented by:
UNFPA $373,747 (36%)
NGO $670,913 (64%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (38%)
Non-core Resources (62%)
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:
$986809
Implemented by:
UNFPA $373747 (38%)
NGO $613062 (62%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (35%)
Non-core Resources (65%)
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:
$57851
Implemented by:
NGO $57851 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$4,223,206
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,955,729 (46%)
NGO $2,267,477 (54%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (13%)
Non-core Resources (87%)
Protection rights
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$4222770
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1955729 (46%)
NGO $2267041 (54%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (13%)
Non-core Resources (87%)
Accountability for gender equality
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$436
Implemented by:
NGO $436 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$29,185
Implemented by:
UNFPA $29,185 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Communication
Communication, Resources mobilization and partnerships
Total Spending:
$116
Implemented by:
UNFPA $116 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$29069
Implemented by:
UNFPA $29069 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$1,171,956
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,068,035 (91%)
NGO $103,920 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (67%)
Non-core Resources (33%)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$1171956
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1068035 (91%)
NGO $103920 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (67%)
Non-core Resources (33%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Afghanistan Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2020
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2021
Cycle:
2015
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2019
Cycle:
2014
Cycle:
2010
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2013

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UNFPA Afghanistan United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2010
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2013

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UNFPA Afghanistan Country Programme Action Plan

Cycle:
2015
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2019

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Cycle:
2010
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2013

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Afghanistan

Issue date: 4 October 2018

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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 key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • 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

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.