UNFPA Albania

Since 1989, UNFPA has assisted Albania to improve reproductive and sexual health, alongside population and development strategies and policies. Key programmes contribute to public sector reform for accession to the European Union (EU), one of Albania's main priorities. UNFPA also assists government counterparts in updating policy frameworks, developing higher quality services, enhancing standardized oversight mechanisms, and fostering a more effective use of data in planning and policymaking. With nearly half the population under the age of 32, initiatives targeting young people are a key priority, as is the active promotion of gender equality, in line with the EU's founding values.

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Key results of Albania in 2019

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

11000 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

12 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

3674 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

11000 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

12 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

3674 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • 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

Albania 2019 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:
$326,954
Implemented by:
UNFPA $167,702 (51%)
NGO $159,252 (49%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (83)
Non-core Resources (17)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$178146
Implemented by:
UNFPA $80338 (45%)
NGO $97808 (55%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (82%)
Non-core Resources (18%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$75751
Implemented by:
UNFPA $27486 (36%)
NGO $48265 (64%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (89%)
Non-core Resources (11%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$73057
Implemented by:
UNFPA $59879 (82%)
NGO $13178 (18%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (82%)
Non-core Resources (18%)
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:
$291,213
Implemented by:
UNFPA $104,637 (36%)
NGO $133,345 (46%)
GOV $53,231 (18%)
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:
$76765
Implemented by:
UNFPA $12955 (17%)
NGO $10579 (14%)
GOV $53231 (69%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (91%)
Non-core Resources (9%)
Youth leadership and participation
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$197819
Implemented by:
UNFPA $84331 (43%)
NGO $113488 (57%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (63%)
Non-core Resources (37%)
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:
$16629
Implemented by:
UNFPA $7351 (44%)
NGO $9278 (56%)
Funded by:
Non-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:
$158,520
Implemented by:
UNFPA $65,295 (41%)
NGO $83,170 (52%)
GOV $10,055 (6%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (42)
Non-core Resources (58)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$2350
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2350 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
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:
$136316
Implemented by:
UNFPA $62945 (46%)
NGO $63317 (46%)
GOV $10055 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (49%)
Non-core Resources (51%)
Gender equality laws and policies
Strengthened engagement for promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$19853
Implemented by:
NGO $19853 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$280,258
Implemented by:
NGO $100,258 (36%)
GOV $180,000 (64%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (29)
Non-core Resources (71)
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:
$100258
Implemented by:
NGO $100258 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (82%)
Non-core Resources (18%)
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:
$180000
Implemented by:
GOV $180000 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Albania [2017-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/ALB/4)
Cycle: 2017-2021
CCPD Albania [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/OPS-ICEF/CCPD/2011/ALB/1)
Cycle: 2012-2016
CPE Albania [2011] (DP/FPA/2010/24)
Cycle: 2011
CPD Albania [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/ALB/2)
Cycle: 2006-2010

UNDAF Albania [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

Desk Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Albania

Issue date: 24 January 2013

Desk Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Albania

Issue date: 24 January 2013
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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