UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo

Still in a fragile phase of post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a least developed country with very high maternal and newborn mortality and HIV prevalence as well as a legacy of sexual violence. With families averaging 5 or 6 children, the population is very young and growing at more than 3 per cent per year. Working in the country since 1978, UNFPA aims to improve access to quality reproductive health care services – including HIV interventions -- and to integrate population and gender issues in national policies and programmes.

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Key results of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the in 2018

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

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education 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

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Inquiries into reproductive rights

A national human rights institution conducted an inquiry on the exercise of reproductive rights

Population projections

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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    7,590
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    9,817
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    216,378
    GBV survivors reached
    4,247
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    3,374
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    1
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    14
    Number of safe spaces
    19
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    67
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    77
    Dignity Kits distributed
    7,590
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    17
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    36
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    271
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    178
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    60
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    80

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • 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
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • 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

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 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:
$14,688,200
Implemented by:
UNFPA $10,829,307 (74%)
NGO $2,078,801 (14%)
GOV $1,780,091 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (39%)
Non-core Resources (61%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$399511
Implemented by:
UNFPA $189136 (47%)
NGO $110842 (28%)
GOV $99533 (25%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$3305935
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1400030 (42%)
NGO $667456 (20%)
GOV $1238450 (37%)
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:
$10547290
Implemented by:
UNFPA $8907536 (84%)
NGO $1300503 (12%)
GOV $339250 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (53%)
Non-core Resources (47%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$375237
Implemented by:
UNFPA $281679 (75%)
GOV $93558 (25%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (24%)
Non-core Resources (76%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$60227
Implemented by:
UNFPA $50927 (85%)
GOV $9300 (15%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (92%)
Non-core Resources (8%)
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:
$1,842,449
Implemented by:
UNFPA $537,100 (29%)
NGO $691,568 (38%)
GOV $613,782 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (5%)
Non-core Resources (95%)
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:
$1175579
Implemented by:
UNFPA $166005 (14%)
NGO $406792 (35%)
GOV $602782 (51%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (5%)
Non-core Resources (95%)
Marginalized Girls
Increased capacity of partners to design and implement comprehensive programmes to reach marginalized adolescent girls including those at risk of child marriage
Total Spending:
$666870
Implemented by:
UNFPA $371095 (56%)
NGO $284776 (43%)
GOV $11000 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (4%)
Non-core Resources (96%)
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:
$4,003,434
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,592,048 (40%)
NGO $1,973,523 (49%)
GOV $437,863 (11%)
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:
$3839488
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1474718 (38%)
NGO $1969523 (51%)
GOV $395248 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
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:
$89347
Implemented by:
UNFPA $42732 (48%)
NGO $4000 (4%)
GOV $42615 (48%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (29%)
Non-core Resources (71%)
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:
$74599
Implemented by:
UNFPA $74599 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$465,603
Implemented by:
UNFPA $243,984 (52%)
GOV $218,219 (47%)
NGO $3,400 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9%)
Non-core Resources (91%)
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:
$200171
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-18047 (-9%)
GOV $218219 (109%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
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:
$265431
Implemented by:
UNFPA $262031 (99%)
NGO $3400 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (14%)
Non-core Resources (86%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Programme Document

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2019

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Cycle:
2018

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Cycle:
2013
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2017

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2008
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2012

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UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2013
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2017

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UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Programme Action Plan

Cycle:
2013
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2017

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Issue date: 7 March 2019

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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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