UNFPA Eswatini

With the highest HIV prevalence in the world, Eswatini has experienced a dramatic decline in life expectancy. Maternal, child and infant mortality rates are also high. UNFPA support helps national institutions combat these trends by extending high-quality, integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including for HIV prevention, family planning and maternal health. Programmes also support the integration of population data into development planning, laws and policies to achieve gender equality, and to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Key Results Download PDF

Key results of Eswatini in 2019

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

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Logistics management information system

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

Rights of marginalized groups

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

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Census sample availability

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

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Life skills programmes for girls

108228 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

1849 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

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

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Logistics management information system

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

Rights of marginalized groups

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

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Census sample availability

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

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Life skills programmes for girls

108228 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

1849 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

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
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • 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
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Eswatini 2019 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:
$415,346
Implemented by:
UNFPA $330,216 (80%)
NGO $85,130 (20%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (58)
Non-core Resources (42)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$10872
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2126 (20%)
NGO $8747 (80%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$390291
Implemented by:
UNFPA $327186 (84%)
NGO $63105 (16%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (55%)
Non-core Resources (45%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$904
Implemented by:
UNFPA $904 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$13278
Implemented by:
NGO $13278 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$290,141
Implemented by:
UNFPA $255,800 (88%)
NGO $34,341 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (35)
Non-core Resources (65)
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:
$19386
Implemented by:
UNFPA $19386 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
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:
$83104
Implemented by:
UNFPA $83104 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (94%)
Non-core Resources (6%)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$187652
Implemented by:
UNFPA $153311 (82%)
NGO $34341 (18%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (12%)
Non-core Resources (88%)
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:
$99,647
Implemented by:
UNFPA $69,382 (70%)
NGO $30,265 (30%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (68)
Non-core Resources (32)
Gender equality laws and policies
Strengthened engagement for promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$70809
Implemented by:
UNFPA $59167 (84%)
NGO $11642 (16%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (92%)
Non-core Resources (8%)
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:
$11221
Implemented by:
UNFPA $10215 (91%)
NGO $1006 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (24%)
Non-core Resources (76%)
Gender and sociocultural norms
Strengthened engagement of civil society organizations to promote reproductive rights and women's empowerment, and address discrimination
Total Spending:
$17617
Implemented by:
NGO $17617 (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:
$232,600
Implemented by:
UNFPA $232,600 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98)
Non-core Resources (2)
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:
$34138
Implemented by:
UNFPA $34138 (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:
$198461
Implemented by:
UNFPA $198461 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97%)
Non-core Resources (3%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Eswatini [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/SWZ/6)

Cycle: 2016-2020

CPD Eswatini [2011-2015] (DP/FPA/CPD/SWZ/5)

Cycle: 2011-2015

CPD Eswatini [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/SWZ/4)

Cycle: 2006-2010

UNDAF Eswatini [2011-2015]

Cycle: 2011-2015

CPAP Eswatini [2011-2015]

Cycle: 2011-2015

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.