UNFPA Congo

Buffeted by humanitarian crises, the Republic of Congo has a weak health system and a high maternal death rate, even though trained personnel attend most births. To accelerate development, the Government is committed to free maternal and child health care as well as gender equality, both goals supported by UNFPA. Active in the country since 1972, UNFPA has helped reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive prevalence and lessen HIV/AIDS rates. Current programmes focus on better health for mothers and newborns, including in indigenous communities. They promote family planning, and reproductive and sexual health education for young people.

Key results of Congo in 2018

Select strategic plan results achieved in 2018, with the support of UNFPA

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Census disaggregation

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

12596 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Census disaggregation

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

12596 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    50
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    2,001
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    746
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    53
    GBV survivors reached
    105
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    342
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    2
    Number of safe spaces
    1
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    2
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    2
    Dignity Kits distributed
    50

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
  • 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
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Congo 2018 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:
$1,057,031
Implemented by:
UNFPA $909,102 (86%)
GOV $45,299 (4%)
NGO $102,631 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (57%)
Non-core Resources (43%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$138625
Implemented by:
UNFPA $137958 (100%)
GOV $668 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$405371
Implemented by:
UNFPA $331264 (82%)
NGO $67548 (17%)
GOV $6558 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (68%)
Non-core Resources (32%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$387248
Implemented by:
UNFPA $319659 (83%)
NGO $35082 (9%)
GOV $32506 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (83%)
Non-core Resources (17%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$98042
Implemented by:
UNFPA $92506 (94%)
GOV $5536 (6%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (6%)
Non-core Resources (94%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$27746
Implemented by:
UNFPA $27715 (100%)
GOV $31 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (-2%)
Non-core Resources (102%)
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:
$206,028
Implemented by:
UNFPA $184,180 (89%)
GOV $21,848 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (76%)
Non-core Resources (24%)
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:
$206028
Implemented by:
UNFPA $184180 (89%)
GOV $21848 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (76%)
Non-core Resources (24%)
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:
$266,751
Implemented by:
UNFPA $184,616 (69%)
NGO $21,198 (8%)
GOV $60,936 (23%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
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:
$240921
Implemented by:
UNFPA $158786 (66%)
NGO $21198 (9%)
GOV $60936 (25%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
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:
$25830
Implemented by:
UNFPA $25830 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$16,460
Implemented by:
UNFPA $16,460 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27%)
Non-core Resources (73%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$4384
Implemented by:
UNFPA $4384 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational adaptability
Increased adaptability through innovation, partnership and communications
Total Spending:
$12076
Implemented by:
UNFPA $12076 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (36%)
Non-core Resources (64%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$444,798
Implemented by:
UNFPA $402,309 (90%)
GOV $42,490 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (85%)
Non-core Resources (15%)
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:
$444798
Implemented by:
UNFPA $402309 (90%)
GOV $42490 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (85%)
Non-core Resources (15%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Congo Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2019
Cycle:
2014
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2018
Cycle:
2009
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2013

UNFPA Congo United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2009
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2013

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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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