UNFPA Costa Rica

Costa Rica has heavily invested in social services, but a quarter of its people are still poor. Social inequalities have increased, especially among women, youth, indigenous people, people of African descent and migrants in general. Despite declining birth rates, a large number of women still have unwanted pregnancies. UNFPA has provided assistance since 1984. Support is geared towards achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health care, orienting reproductive health policy to young people, implementing the national gender equality policy, and bolstering measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Key Results Download PDF
Key results of Costa Rica in 2020 View more

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Rapid assessments in crises

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

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

44
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

7
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

662,906
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

15
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
Please wait...

Programme Activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

    Costa Rica 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:
    $487,775
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $487,775 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Non-core Resources (0)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $487,775
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $487775 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Non-core Resources (0)
    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:
    $78,521
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $78,521 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (-1)
    Non-core Resources (101)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $79,180
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $79180 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-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:
    $-659
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-659 (100%)
    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:
    $81,436
    Implemented by:
    NGO $9,901 (12%)
    UNFPA $71,536 (88%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (57)
    Non-core Resources (43)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $9,901
    Implemented by:
    NGO $9901 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Social Norms
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $9,214
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $9214 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $15,967
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $15967 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Accountability for gender equality
    Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
    Total Spending:
    $46,355
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $46355 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $82,782
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $82,782 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (52)
    Non-core Resources (48)
    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:
    $81,136
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $81136 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (51)
    Non-core Resources (49)
    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:
    $1,646
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1646 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

    CPD Costa Rica [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/CRI/5)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
    UNDAF Costa Rica [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    CPAP Costa Rica [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    CPD Costa Rica [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/CRI/3)
    Cycle: 2008-2012
    CPD Costa Rica [2013-2017] (DP/FPA/DCP/CRI/4)
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    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.

    We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookie policy

    X