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.

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%)
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%)
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%)
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%)
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%)
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%)
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

Bhutan (DP/FPA/CPD/BTN/7)
Distribution date: 5 July 2018
Cycle: 2019 - 2023
CPD Bhutan [2000-2000]
Distribution date: 18 July 2013
Cycle: 2000 - 2000

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UNDAF Bhutan [2000-2000]
Distribution date: 18 July 2013
Cycle: 2000 - 2000

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CPD Bhutan [2008-2012]
Distribution date: 24 July 2007
Cycle: 2008 - 2012

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UNFPA Bhutan United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNDAF Bhutan [2014-2018]
Cycle: 2014 - 2018

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