UNFPA Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged from post-conflict to a period of more stability and aims to eventually join the European Union. Challenges include: high unemployment, weak social protection, poor data, an ageing population, low fertility rates and marked gender inequalities. Key priorities for UNFPA support, which began in 1995, include the development of Reproductive Health Policy, prevention of cervical cancer, equal access to reproductive health services for youth, the strengthening of the social and demographic data collection, and prevention and management of gender-based violence.

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Key results of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Rapid assessments in crises

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

2 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

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

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Rapid assessments in crises

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

2 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

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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    2,355
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    210
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    764
    Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services
    4,641
    Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services
    3,044
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    7,620
  • Services delivered
    Number of safe spaces
    3
    Dignity Kits distributed
    2,923
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    3
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    30
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    128

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
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 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:
$308,253
Implemented by:
UNFPA $263,691 (86%)
NGO $44,562 (14%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (94)
Non-core Resources (6)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$52135
Implemented by:
UNFPA $8103 (16%)
NGO $44032 (84%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$53533
Implemented by:
UNFPA $53003 (99%)
NGO $530 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (90%)
Non-core Resources (10%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$193916
Implemented by:
UNFPA $193916 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (94%)
Non-core Resources (6%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$8670
Implemented by:
UNFPA $8670 (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:
$139,263
Implemented by:
UNFPA $32,497 (23%)
NGO $106,766 (77%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97)
Non-core Resources (3)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$22115
Implemented by:
UNFPA $4582 (21%)
NGO $17533 (79%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$117147
Implemented by:
UNFPA $27915 (24%)
NGO $89233 (76%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (96%)
Non-core Resources (4%)
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:
$1,207,171
Implemented by:
UNFPA $666,855 (55%)
UN $120,138 (10%)
NGO $420,178 (35%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18)
Non-core Resources (82)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$1174344
Implemented by:
UNFPA $666855 (57%)
UN $120138 (10%)
NGO $387350 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$32828
Implemented by:
NGO $32828 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (5%)
Non-core Resources (95%)
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:
$174,184
Implemented by:
UNFPA $174,184 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98)
Non-core Resources (2)
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:
$172244
Implemented by:
UNFPA $172244 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98%)
Non-core Resources (2%)
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:
$1940
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1940 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

Bosnia and Herzegovina CPD [2021-2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/BIH/3)
Cycle: 2021-2025
CPE Bosnia and Herzegovina [2020] (DP/FPA/2019/9)
Cycle: 2020
CPD Bosnia & Herzegovina [2015-2019] (DP/FPA/CPD/BIH/2)
Cycle: 2015-2019
CPD Bosnia & Herzegovina [2010-2014] (DP/FPA/CPD/BIH/1)
Cycle: 2010-2014

UNDAF Bosnia & Herzegovina [2010-2014]

Cycle: 2010-2014

CPAP Bosnia & Herzegovina [2010-2014]

Cycle: 2010-2014

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Bosnia Herzegovina

Issue date: 30 December 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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