UNFPA Bhutan

While Bhutan has enjoyed robust economic growth, poverty reduction remains a priority. Serious challenges to the constitutional commitment to universal health care exist, from rising costs to poor knowledge of reproductive health, especially among young people. UNFPA has supported the integration of family planning in the health care system since it began operating in Bhutan in 1974. Today, under an expanded programme addressing overall population and development, it helps deliver comprehensive reproductive health care services, including for adolescents, and advocates for incorporating gender equality into key development frameworks.

Key results in Bhutan between 2014 and 2017

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

SDG measurement

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

Sexual and repoductive health national plan

Costed, integrated national plan developed for sexual and reproductive health

Midwifery policies

Midwifery workforce policies developed based on international standards

Social behaviour change

Social behaviour change communication strategies developed for adolescents and youth

Sexuality education

All national comprehensive sexuality education curricula aligned with international standards

Accountability for reproductive rights

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

Population Analysis

Population Situation Analysis implemented

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

Bhutan 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:
$269816
Implemented by:
UNFPA $179224 (66%)
Gov $90591 (34%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Maternal health
Increased national capacity to deliver comprehensive maternal health services
Total Spending:
$112852
Implemented by:
UNFPA $46451 (41%)
Gov $66400 (59%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$20183
Implemented by:
Gov $20183 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$133775
Implemented by:
UNFPA $132773 (99%)
Gov $1002 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
Increased national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$3006
Implemented by:
Gov $3006 (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:
$125506
Implemented by:
UNFPA $47865 (38%)
Gov $77641 (62%)
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:
$62663
Implemented by:
UNFPA $47157 (75%)
Gov $15507 (25%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$62842
Implemented by:
UNFPA $708 (1%)
Gov $62134 (99%)
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:
$117368
Implemented by:
UNFPA $17357 (15%)
NGO $87695 (75%)
Gov $12315 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Civil society and rights for all
Strengthened engagement of civil society organizations to promote reproductive rights and women's empowerment, and address discrimination, including of marginalized and vulnerable groups, people living with HIV and key populations
Total Spending:
$17935
Implemented by:
UNFPA $16329 (91%)
NGO $1605 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$55309
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1028 (2%)
NGO $41966 (76%)
Gov $12315 (22%)
Funded by:
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:
$44124
Implemented by:
NGO $44124 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$1923
Implemented by:
NGO $1923 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$1923
Implemented by:
NGO $1923 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$34059
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3633 (11%)
Gov $30426 (89%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$34124
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3633 (11%)
Gov $30491 (89%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$-65
Implemented by:
Gov $-65 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Bhutan Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2019
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2023
Cycle:
2014
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2018

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Cycle:
2013

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Cycle:
2008
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2012

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UNFPA Bhutan United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2014
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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

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