UNFPA Bangladesh

Bangladesh aspires to become a middle-income country by 2021. Women’s low status in society and high rates of maternal death and illness remain serious concerns, as well as the prevalence of child marriage. Since 1974, UNFPA has helped improve reproductive health care services, working to achieve universal access by emphasizing gender-inclusiveness and human rights. Support to reduce sexual and gender-based violence includes increasing awareness and extending services for survivors. UNFPA also helps bolster national capacities to integrate population and gender concerns across plans and policies.

Key results in Bangladesh between 2014 and 2017

Select strategic plan results achieved between 2014 and 2017, with the support of UNFPA

Coordination of gender-based violence response

Bangladesh had a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership

Accountability for reproductive rights

Civil society organizations implemented accountability mechanisms to address reproductive rights, with the support of UNFPA

Health worker policies

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

Logistics systems

Functional logistics system developed for reproductive health commodities

Population Analysis

Population Situation Analysis implemented

Midwifery policies

Midwifery workforce policies developed based on international standards

SDG measurement

Comprehensive plan established to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators

Fistula

1171 fistula repair surgeries supported by UNFPA

Sub-national data

Sub-national estimates of population, health and social data generated and used

Social behaviour change

Social behaviour change communication strategies developed for adolescents and youth

Data capacity

National statistical authorities had the capacity to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescents and youth, with support from UNFPA

Participatory platforms

Participatory platforms established to advocate for increased investments in marginalized young people

Skills-building for girls

Skills-building programmes implemented for adolescent girls at risk of child marriage

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    210,334
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    36,764
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    140,001
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    5,017
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    29,450
    GBV survivors reached
    2,576
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    19,475
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    30
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    12
    Number of safe spaces
    31
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    12
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    36
    Dignity Kits distributed
    36,764
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    150
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    50
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    14
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    152
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    25

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • 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
  • 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

Bangladesh 2017 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:
$7138060
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3832316 (54%)
Gov $1236191 (17%)
NGO $2069552 (29%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (37%)
Non-core Resources (63%)
Family planning
Increased national capacity to strengthen enabling environments, increase demand for and supply of modern contraceptives and improve quality family planning services that are free of coercion, discrimination and violence
Total Spending:
$442736
Implemented by:
UNFPA $92305 (21%)
Gov $350431 (79%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (64%)
Non-core Resources (36%)
Maternal health
Increased national capacity to deliver comprehensive maternal health services
Total Spending:
$2355028
Implemented by:
UNFPA $766909 (33%)
NGO $820751 (35%)
Gov $767367 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (12%)
Non-core Resources (88%)
Sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$3062220
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2153688 (70%)
NGO $823624 (27%)
Gov $84908 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (54%)
Non-core Resources (46%)
Sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
Increased national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$1224304
Implemented by:
UNFPA $792128 (65%)
NGO $425177 (35%)
Gov $7000 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (32%)
Non-core Resources (68%)
HIV and AIDS
Increased national capacity to deliver HIV programmes that are free of stigma and discrimination, consistent with the UNAIDS unified budget results and accountability framework (UBRAF) commitments
Total Spending:
$53772
Implemented by:
UNFPA $27287 (51%)
Gov $26485 (49%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (30%)
Non-core Resources (70%)
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:
$2544530
Implemented by:
UNFPA $879111 (35%)
NGO $1234440 (49%)
Gov $430979 (17%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (23%)
Non-core Resources (77%)
Sexuality education
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:
$-804
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-804 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$2545335
Implemented by:
UNFPA $879915 (35%)
NGO $1234440 (48%)
Gov $430979 (17%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (23%)
Non-core Resources (77%)
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:
$2940484
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2137260 (73%)
NGO $695689 (24%)
Gov $107535 (4%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (47%)
Non-core Resources (53%)
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:
$2940484
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2137260 (73%)
NGO $695689 (24%)
Gov $107535 (4%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (47%)
Non-core Resources (53%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$162904
Implemented by:
UNFPA $162904 (100%)
NGO $0 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (52%)
Non-core Resources (48%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$162904
Implemented by:
UNFPA $162904 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (52%)
Non-core Resources (48%)
Organizational adaptability
Increased adaptability through innovation, partnership and communications
Total Spending:
$0
Implemented by:
NGO $0 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$531699
Implemented by:
UNFPA $354429 (67%)
Gov $177270 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (90%)
Non-core Resources (10%)
Population dynamics
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to povert
Total Spending:
$531699
Implemented by:
UNFPA $354429 (67%)
Gov $177270 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (90%)
Non-core Resources (10%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Bangladesh Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2012
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2016

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Cycle:
2006
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2010

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UNFPA Bangladesh United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2012
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2016

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Bangladesh Country Programme Evaluation

The overall purpose of the evaluation of the UNFPA eighth country programme of assistance to the Government of Bangladesh (2012-2016) was to provide an independent and useful evaluation report meant to inform decision...
Date: 1 April 2016

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Bangladesh

Issue date: 2 December 2016

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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

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