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 2020 View more

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

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Census sample availability

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

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Fistula treatment

6,009
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

572
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Child, early and forced marriage

16,819
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

13,788
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

224
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

370,962
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

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

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

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

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 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:
    $10,361,068
    Implemented by:
    GOV $4,146,455 (40%)
    UNFPA $4,666,402 (45%)
    NGO $1,526,150 (15%)
    UN $22,060 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (27)
    Non-core Resources (73)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $8,497,708
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4181458 (49%)
    UN $22060 (0%)
    NGO $1229411 (14%)
    GOV $3064779 (36%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (28)
    Non-core Resources (72)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $1,119,950
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $181818 (16%)
    NGO $226336 (20%)
    GOV $711796 (64%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (23)
    Non-core Resources (77)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $28,596
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2428 (8%)
    NGO $26168 (92%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (83)
    Non-core Resources (17)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $647,262
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $300699 (46%)
    NGO $8505 (1%)
    GOV $338059 (52%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (15)
    Non-core Resources (85)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $67,552
    Implemented by:
    NGO $35730 (53%)
    GOV $31822 (47%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (55)
    Non-core Resources (45)
    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:
    $1,706,713
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $345,343 (20%)
    GOV $474,403 (28%)
    NGO $886,966 (52%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (30)
    Non-core Resources (70)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $1,392,375
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $252190 (18%)
    NGO $760298 (55%)
    GOV $379887 (27%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (29)
    Non-core Resources (71)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $28,246
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $7819 (28%)
    NGO $15927 (56%)
    GOV $4500 (16%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (37)
    Non-core Resources (63)
    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:
    $286,092
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $85335 (30%)
    NGO $110742 (39%)
    GOV $90015 (31%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (31)
    Non-core Resources (69)
    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:
    $4,520,155
    Implemented by:
    NGO $2,679,902 (59%)
    UNFPA $827,560 (18%)
    GOV $1,012,693 (22%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (12)
    Non-core Resources (88)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $3,190,792
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $523927 (16%)
    NGO $2203774 (69%)
    GOV $463091 (15%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (12)
    Non-core Resources (88)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $1,246,324
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $303633 (24%)
    NGO $418589 (34%)
    GOV $524102 (42%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (14)
    Non-core Resources (86)
    Social Norms
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $65,270
    Implemented by:
    NGO $39770 (61%)
    GOV $25500 (39%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (16)
    Non-core Resources (84)
    Accountability for gender equality
    Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
    Total Spending:
    $17,769
    Implemented by:
    NGO $17769 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Organizational effectiveness
    Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
    Total Spending:
    $5,127
    Implemented by:
    GOV $5,127 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Improved programming for results
    Public sector policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $5,127
    Implemented by:
    GOV $5127 (100%)
    Funded by:
    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:
    $852,029
    Implemented by:
    GOV $217,031 (25%)
    UNFPA $634,998 (75%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (40)
    Non-core Resources (60)
    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:
    $760,918
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $570023 (75%)
    GOV $190895 (25%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (33)
    Non-core Resources (67)
    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:
    $91,110
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $64975 (71%)
    GOV $26135 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (94)
    Non-core Resources (6)

    Programme Documentation

    Ethiopia CPD [2020- 2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/9)
    Cycle: 2020-2025
    Draft CPD Ethiopia [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/8)
    Cycle: 2016-2020
    CPE Ethiopia [2016] (DP/FPA/2015/14)
    Cycle: 2016-2016
    UNDAF Ethiopia [2012-2015]
    Cycle: 2012-2015
    CPD Ethiopia [2012-2015] (DP/FPA/CPD/ETH/7)
    Cycle: 2012-2015
    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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