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UNFPA Ethiopia

The second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia’s economy has experienced strong growth over the past decade, though its impact on poverty reduction is limited. Active in the country since 1973, UNFPA supports efforts to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and emergency obstetric care. Programmes also assist in addressing harmful practices that jeopardize the health of women and girls, such as female genital mutilation/cutting. The contraceptive prevalence rate has doubled in recent years, but challenges remain in promoting gender equality and improving maternal health.

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Key results of Ethiopia in 2021 View more
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Fistula treatment

248
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Minimum Initial Services Package

100
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

123
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

73,266
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Female genital mutilation

221,503
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation
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Community declarations on harmful practices

456
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 2021

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of mobile clinics

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

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Ethiopia 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:
    $9,122,453
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4,780,677 (52%)
    GOV $2,837,057 (31%)
    NGO $1,466,061 (16%)
    UN $38,658 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (42%)
    Non-core Resources (58%)
    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:
    $8,385,341
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4,506,051 (54%)
    UN $38,658 (0%)
    NGO $1,357,905 (16%)
    GOV $2,482,727 (30%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (42)
    Non-core Resources (58)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $86,409
    Implemented by:
    NGO $49,756 (58%)
    GOV $36,653 (42%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (22)
    Non-core Resources (78)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $131,131
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $29,786 (23%)
    NGO $19,668 (15%)
    GOV $81,677 (62%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (27)
    Non-core Resources (73)
    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:
    $85,670
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $37,062 (43%)
    NGO $38,732 (45%)
    GOV $9,876 (12%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (31)
    Non-core Resources (69)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $433,901
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $207,778 (48%)
    GOV $226,123 (52%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (45)
    Non-core Resources (55)
    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:
    $1,982,771
    Implemented by:
    GOV $429,113 (22%)
    NGO $866,764 (44%)
    UNFPA $686,894 (35%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (16%)
    Non-core Resources (84%)
    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:
    $1,659,265
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $525,252 (32%)
    NGO $781,922 (47%)
    GOV $352,091 (21%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (15)
    Non-core Resources (85)
    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:
    $10,391
    Implemented by:
    NGO $10,391 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $313,115
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $161,643 (52%)
    NGO $74,451 (24%)
    GOV $77,021 (25%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (20)
    Non-core Resources (80)
    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:
    $9,800,495
    Implemented by:
    GOV $1,826,338 (19%)
    NGO $4,455,758 (45%)
    UNFPA $3,518,399 (36%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (7%)
    Non-core Resources (93%)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $2,497,187
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $310,640 (12%)
    NGO $953,380 (38%)
    GOV $1,233,167 (49%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (8)
    Non-core Resources (92)
    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:
    $7,290,005
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $3,207,759 (44%)
    NGO $3,499,075 (48%)
    GOV $583,171 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (6)
    Non-core Resources (94)
    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:
    $3,303
    Implemented by:
    NGO $3,303 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender and sociocultural norms
    Strengthened civil society and community mobilization to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms affecting women and girls
    Total Spending:
    $10,000
    Implemented by:
    GOV $10,000 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    Everyone, everywhere, is counted, and accounted for, in the pursuit of sustainable development equality
    Total Spending:
    $471,756
    Implemented by:
    GOV $114,959 (24%)
    UNFPA $356,797 (76%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (94%)
    Non-core Resources (6%)
    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:
    $231,882
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $131,923 (57%)
    GOV $99,959 (43%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (91)
    Non-core Resources (9)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $239,874
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $224,874 (94%)
    GOV $15,000 (6%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (97)
    Non-core Resources (3)

    Programme Documentation

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    Ethiopia CPD [2020- 2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/9)
    Cycle: 2020-2025
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    Draft CPD Ethiopia [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/8)
    Cycle: 2016-2020
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    CPE Ethiopia [2016] (DP/FPA/2015/14)
    Cycle: 2016-2016
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    UNDAF Ethiopia [2012-2015]
    Cycle: 2012-2015
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    CPD Ethiopia [2012-2015] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/7)
    Cycle: 2012-2015
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    CPD Ethiopia [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/6)
    Cycle: 2007-2011
    Technical notes and sources

    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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