UNFPA Dominican Republic

During the last five years, the Dominican Republic has achieved macroeconomic stability, despite the global financial crisis. Despite this achievement, challenges persist in reducing poverty and increasing the coverage of basic services. The maternal mortality ratio in the Dominican Republic is almost double the regional average. The programme concentrates on strategic and urgent issues, such as universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, the promotion of sex education, and the use of demographic data in policymaking and in efforts to combat gender-based violence and reduce maternal mortality.

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Key results of Dominican Republic in 2020 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Rights of marginalized groups

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

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

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

Child, early and forced marriage

1,823
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

18
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

6
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

665
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

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Programme Activities

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    Dominican Republic 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:
    $804,993
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $804,993 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (69)
    Non-core Resources (31)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $786,412
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $786412 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (69)
    Non-core Resources (31)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $18,581
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $18581 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (65)
    Non-core Resources (35)
    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:
    $104,030
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $104,030 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (59)
    Non-core Resources (41)
    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:
    $8,928
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $8928 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (55)
    Non-core Resources (45)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $50,424
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $50424 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (76)
    Non-core Resources (24)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $44,679
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $44679 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (41)
    Non-core Resources (59)
    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:
    $150,035
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $150,035 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (55)
    Non-core Resources (45)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $120,875
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $120875 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (58)
    Non-core Resources (42)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $20,233
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $20233 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (14)
    Non-core Resources (86)
    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:
    $8,927
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $8927 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $128,545
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $128,545 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (93)
    Non-core Resources (7)
    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:
    $128,545
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $128545 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (93)
    Non-core Resources (7)

    Programme Documentation

    CPD Dominican Republic [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/DOM/6)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
    CPE Dominican Republic [2017] (DP/FPA/2016/6)
    Cycle: 2017-2017
    UNDAF Dominican Republic [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPAP Dominican Republic [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPD Dominican Republic [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/DOM/5)
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    CPD Dominican Republic [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/DOM/4)
    Cycle: 2007-2011
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