UNFPA Gambia

A least developed country, The Gambia has reduced maternal mortality, but further progress is needed. Limited access to contraceptives and the prevalence of child marriage also remain key challenges. Active in the country since 1972, UNFPA helps strengthen capacities to provide reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric and family planning services. With HIV prevalence edging up, UNFPA has assisted with collecting national data mapping the epidemic’s socio-economic differences and applying new information to policy-making. Programmes also back the implementation of the national gender and women’s empowerment policy.

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Key results of Gambia in 2020

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 disaggregation

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

Fistula treatment

40 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

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 disaggregation

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

Fistula treatment

40 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    34,840
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    96,092
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    19,253
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    620,000
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    23,500
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    20
    Number of safe spaces
    2
    Dignity Kits distributed
    3,500
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    4
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    3
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    220
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    240
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    184

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

Gambia 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:
$974,362
Implemented by:
UNFPA $764,507 (78%)
NGO $63,377 (7%)
GOV $146,478 (15%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (77)
Non-core Resources (23)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$857984
Implemented by:
UNFPA $680480 (79%)
NGO $63377 (7%)
GOV $114128 (13%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (84%)
Non-core Resources (16%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$6780
Implemented by:
UNFPA $6780 (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:
$40483
Implemented by:
UNFPA $36614 (90%)
GOV $3869 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (31%)
Non-core Resources (69%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$53111
Implemented by:
UNFPA $40432 (76%)
GOV $12679 (24%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$16004
Implemented by:
UNFPA $202 (1%)
GOV $15802 (99%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (60%)
Non-core Resources (40%)
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:
$570,373
Implemented by:
UNFPA $316,567 (56%)
NGO $74,228 (13%)
GOV $179,578 (31%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (25)
Non-core Resources (75)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$173533
Implemented by:
UNFPA $108941 (63%)
NGO $44298 (26%)
GOV $20294 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (42%)
Non-core Resources (58%)
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:
$393321
Implemented by:
UNFPA $204107 (52%)
NGO $29930 (8%)
GOV $159284 (40%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$3520
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3520 (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:
$815,413
Implemented by:
UNFPA $307,383 (38%)
NGO $360,180 (44%)
GOV $147,850 (18%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (6)
Non-core Resources (94)
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:
$71494
Implemented by:
UNFPA $675 (1%)
NGO $50065 (70%)
GOV $20754 (29%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (15%)
Non-core Resources (85%)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$404900
Implemented by:
UNFPA $207962 (51%)
NGO $127334 (31%)
GOV $69605 (17%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9%)
Non-core Resources (91%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$339018
Implemented by:
UNFPA $98746 (29%)
NGO $182782 (54%)
GOV $57491 (17%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$392,841
Implemented by:
GOV $392,841 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27)
Non-core Resources (73)
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:
$392841
Implemented by:
GOV $392841 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27%)
Non-core Resources (73%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Gambia [2017-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/GMB/8)
Cycle: 2017-2021
CPD Gambia [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/GMB/7)
Cycle: 2012-2016
CPD Gambia [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/GMB/6)
Cycle: 2007-2011

UNDAF Gambia [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

CPAP Gambia [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

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

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