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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 2021 View more
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Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans
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National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed
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Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

3
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

245
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

3
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2020

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

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Programme Activities

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    Dominican Republic 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $724,066
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $626,516 (87%)
    NGO $97,550 (13%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (69%)
    Non-core Resources (31%)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $682,838
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $585,288 (86%)
    NGO $97,550 (14%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (70)
    Non-core Resources (30)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $41,229
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $41,229 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (55)
    Non-core Resources (45)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $60,601
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $60,601 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (73%)
    Non-core Resources (27%)
    Adolescents and youth policies
    Policies and programmes in relevant sectors tackle the determinants of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, development and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $29,300
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $29,300 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (90)
    Non-core Resources (10)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $18,240
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $18,240 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (73)
    Non-core Resources (27)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $13,061
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $13,061 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (36)
    Non-core Resources (64)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $139,843
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $139,843 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (65%)
    Non-core Resources (35%)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $127,077
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $127,077 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (61)
    Non-core Resources (39)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $8,040
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $8,040 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $4,726
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4,726 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    Everyone, everywhere, is counted, and accounted for, in the pursuit of sustainable development equality
    Total Spending:
    $304,003
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $237,882 (78%)
    NGO $66,121 (22%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (62%)
    Non-core Resources (38%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $237,882
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $237,882 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (51)
    Non-core Resources (49)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $66,121
    Implemented by:
    NGO $66,121 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

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