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 2020

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

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

Fistula treatment

581 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

327 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

48164 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

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

Fistula treatment

581 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

327 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

48164 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    12,000
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    70,000
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    9,900
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    120,000
    Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services
    96,160
    Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services
    15,000
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    260,000
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    1,440
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    14
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    11
    Number of safe spaces
    12
    Dignity Kits distributed
    10,149
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    10
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    10
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    40
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    26
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    324

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
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Afghanistan 2020 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:
$7,162,975
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2,536,203 (35%)
NGO $4,626,772 (65%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (28)
Non-core Resources (72)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$7012241
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2441494 (35%)
NGO $4570746 (65%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27%)
Non-core Resources (73%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$81288
Implemented by:
UNFPA $25262 (31%)
NGO $56026 (69%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (48%)
Non-core Resources (52%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$69447
Implemented by:
UNFPA $69447 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$763,004
Implemented by:
UNFPA $374,096 (49%)
NGO $388,908 (51%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (67)
Non-core Resources (33)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$763004
Implemented by:
UNFPA $374096 (49%)
NGO $388908 (51%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (67%)
Non-core Resources (33%)
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:
$4,343,804
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,572,345 (36%)
NGO $2,771,459 (64%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9)
Non-core Resources (91)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$4343666
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1572208 (36%)
NGO $2771459 (64%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9%)
Non-core Resources (91%)
Social Norms
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$138
Implemented by:
UNFPA $138 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$24,100
Implemented by:
UNFPA $24,100 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100)
Improved programming for results
Public sector policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$3
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
UN coordination and coherence
Public sector policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$15803
Implemented by:
UNFPA $15803 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Communication
Communication, Resources mobilization and partnerships
Total Spending:
$8294
Implemented by:
UNFPA $8294 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$672,884
Implemented by:
UNFPA $586,760 (87%)
NGO $86,125 (13%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99)
Non-core Resources (1)
Demographic intelligence
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
Total Spending:
$549605
Implemented by:
UNFPA $549605 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99%)
Non-core Resources (1%)
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:
$123280
Implemented by:
UNFPA $37155 (30%)
NGO $86125 (70%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

CPE Afghanistan [2020-2021] (DP/FPA/2019/9)
Cycle: 2020-2021
CPD Afghanistan [2015-2019] (DP/FPA/CPD/AFG/4)
Cycle: 2015-2019
CPE Afghanistan [2014] (DP/FPA/2013/8)
Cycle: 2014
CPD Afghanistan [2010-2013] (DP/FPA/CPD/AFG/3)
Cycle: 2010-2013

UNDAF Afghanistan [2010-2013]

Cycle: 2010-2013

CPAP Afghanistan [2015-2019]

Cycle: 2015-2019

CPAP Afghanistan [2010-2013]

Cycle: 2010-2013

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Afghanistan

Issue date: 4 October 2018
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.

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