UNFPA Ecuador

A middle-income country, Ecuador is facing several shortfalls in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, and preventing adolescent pregnancies. As a result, it is committed to closing these gaps in specific regions and among vulnerable groups. Active in Ecuador for more than 30 years, UNFPA advocates for universal access to reproductive health services, and helps mobilize resources and political will accordingly. Through partnerships with national ministries, local governments and civil society, it fosters effective coordination for the national strategy on family planning and preventing adolescent pregnancy.

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Key results of Ecuador in 2020

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

Census sample availability

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

2572 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

171112 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

Census sample availability

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

2572 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

171112 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    1,718
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    8,044
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    41,897
    Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services
    4,128
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    5,140
  • Services delivered
    Number of safe spaces
    14
    Dignity Kits distributed
    1,500
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    68
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    84
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    866
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    680

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
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Ecuador 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:
$1,171,596
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,171,596 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (75)
Non-core Resources (25)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$435242
Implemented by:
UNFPA $435242 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (68%)
Non-core Resources (32%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$32879
Implemented by:
UNFPA $32879 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$703474
Implemented by:
UNFPA $703474 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (82%)
Non-core Resources (18%)
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:
$35,913
Implemented by:
UNFPA $35,913 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (14)
Non-core Resources (86)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$12914
Implemented by:
UNFPA $12914 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$5025
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5025 (100%)
Funded by:
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:
$17974
Implemented by:
UNFPA $17974 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-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:
$365,840
Implemented by:
UNFPA $365,840 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (33)
Non-core Resources (67)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$365840
Implemented by:
UNFPA $365840 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (33%)
Non-core Resources (67%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$268,792
Implemented by:
UNFPA $268,792 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (36)
Non-core Resources (64)
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:
$268792
Implemented by:
UNFPA $268792 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (36%)
Non-core Resources (64%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Ecuador [2019-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/ECU/7)
Cycle: 2019-2022
CPD Ecuador [2015-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/ECU/6)
Cycle: 2015-2018
CPD Ecuador [2010-2014] (DP/FPA/CPD/ECU/5)
Cycle: 2010-2014

UNDAF Ecuador [2010-2014]

Cycle: 2010-2014

CPAP Ecuador [2010-2014]

Cycle: 2010-2014

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

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.

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