UNFPA El Salvador

A low middle-income country with half the population below the age of 25, El Salvador suffers from high socioeconomic and gender inequity. High emigration rates, coupled with a slowly decreasing total fertility rate, are contributing to a rapidly ageing population. With approximately one third of all births taking place to women under age 19, UNFPA supports programmes to prevent adolescent pregnancy. Key initiatives also focus on preventing sexual violence and caring for survivors. UNFPA’s cooperation with El Salvador began in 1973.

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Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

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

Life skills programmes for girls

2,840
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

870
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

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Programme Activities

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    El Salvador 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:
    $1,436,731
    Implemented by:
    NGO $256,221 (18%)
    UNFPA $1,180,509 (82%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (35)
    Non-core Resources (65)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $1,154,038
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $897817 (78%)
    NGO $256221 (22%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (24)
    Non-core Resources (76)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $282,693
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $282693 (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:
    $660,929
    Implemented by:
    NGO $408,917 (62%)
    UNFPA $252,012 (38%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (21)
    Non-core Resources (79)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $451,153
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $42236 (9%)
    NGO $408917 (91%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (5)
    Non-core Resources (95)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $209,776
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $209776 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (54)
    Non-core Resources (46)
    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:
    $1,314,412
    Implemented by:
    NGO $593,537 (45%)
    UNFPA $720,875 (55%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (17)
    Non-core Resources (83)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $1,066,197
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $678516 (64%)
    NGO $387680 (36%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (21)
    Non-core Resources (79)
    Social Norms
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $248,216
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $42359 (17%)
    NGO $205857 (83%)
    Funded by:
    Non-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:
    $136,131
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $136,131 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $85,342
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $85342 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $50,789
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $50789 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

    CPE El Salvador [2021] (DP/FPA/2020/10)
    Cycle: 2021-2022
    UNDAF El Salvador [2012-2015]
    Cycle: 2012-2015
    CPAP El Salvador [2012-2015]
    Cycle: 2012-2015
    CPD El Salvador [2012-2015] (DP/FPA/DCP/SLV/7)
    Cycle: 2012-2015
    CPD El Salvador [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/DCP/SLV/6)
    Cycle: 2007-2011
    CPD El Salvador [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/SLV/8)
    Cycle: 2016-2020
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