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UNFPA Benin

While Benin remains a poor country, the Government is committed to poverty reduction, especially among vulnerable populations. Maternal mortality rates are high, for reasons including insufficient emergency obstetric and newborn care, and a high unmet need for family planning. UNFPA supports programmes to improve services in both areas and expand reproductive health care specific to adolescents and youth. It helps strengthen statistical information systems as well as national capacities to manage and coordinate population programmes. Support for gender equality includes initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women.

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Key results of Benin in 2021 View more
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Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards
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Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes
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Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place
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Data on gender-based violence

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

Annual vital statistics based on civil registration were generated and published on an annual basis
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Fistula treatment

103
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Life skills programmes for girls

2,187
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

71
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

210
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Female genital mutilation

225
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation
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Community declarations on harmful practices

148
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2020

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

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Programme Activities

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    Benin 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $4,941,590
    Implemented by:
    GOV $934,441 (19%)
    NGO $867,991 (18%)
    UNFPA $3,139,158 (64%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (30%)
    Non-core Resources (70%)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $330,453
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $201,162 (61%)
    NGO $107,096 (32%)
    GOV $22,194 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $236,920
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $142,657 (60%)
    NGO $94,264 (40%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (18)
    Non-core Resources (82)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $1,353,280
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $484,597 (36%)
    NGO $145,792 (11%)
    GOV $722,892 (53%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (4)
    Non-core Resources (96)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $2,912,628
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,205,811 (76%)
    NGO $520,840 (18%)
    GOV $185,978 (6%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (44)
    Non-core Resources (56)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $108,309
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $104,932 (97%)
    GOV $3,377 (3%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (60)
    Non-core Resources (40)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $1,076,359
    Implemented by:
    NGO $602,656 (56%)
    UNFPA $254,460 (24%)
    GOV $219,242 (20%)
    UN $1 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (7%)
    Non-core Resources (93%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $1,039,216
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $254,460 (24%)
    UN $1 (0%)
    NGO $602,656 (58%)
    GOV $182,098 (18%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (3)
    Non-core Resources (97)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $37,144
    Implemented by:
    GOV $37,144 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $838,945
    Implemented by:
    UN $21,983 (3%)
    UNFPA $261,131 (31%)
    GOV $437,957 (52%)
    NGO $117,875 (14%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100%)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $751,142
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $261,131 (35%)
    UN $21,983 (3%)
    NGO $110,774 (15%)
    GOV $357,254 (48%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $7,101
    Implemented by:
    NGO $7,101 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $63,416
    Implemented by:
    GOV $63,416 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender and sociocultural norms
    Strengthened civil society and community mobilization to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms affecting women and girls
    Total Spending:
    $17,287
    Implemented by:
    GOV $17,287 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    Everyone, everywhere, is counted, and accounted for, in the pursuit of sustainable development equality
    Total Spending:
    $405,031
    Implemented by:
    GOV $134,700 (33%)
    NGO $34,887 (9%)
    UNFPA $235,444 (58%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (32%)
    Non-core Resources (68%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $354,130
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $235,444 (66%)
    NGO $34,887 (10%)
    GOV $83,799 (24%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (28)
    Non-core Resources (72)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $50,901
    Implemented by:
    GOV $50,901 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (62)
    Non-core Resources (38)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD Benin [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/BEN/8)
    Cycle: 2014-2018
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    CPD Benin [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/BEN/9)
    Cycle: 2019-2023
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    UNDAF Benin [2009-2013]
    Cycle: 2009-2013
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    CPAP Benin [2009-2013]
    Cycle: 2009-2013
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    CPD Benin [2009-2013] (DP/FPA/CPD/BEN/7)
    Cycle: 2009-2013
    Technical notes and sources

    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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