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Although its fertility rate has declined from about 3.6 to 2.4 children in the last three decades, India is projected to become the world’s most populous nation by 2028, with a population of some 1.45 billion. Now a middle-income country, India has seen significant improvements in health and education but wide inequalities persist. Maternal mortality and gender discrimination remain high. Early marriage and pregnancy contribute to excessive maternal death among women under 24. The low status of women is a factor as well, one that is reflected in an extremely skewed ratio of girls to boys.

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Key results of India in 2021 View more
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Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth
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Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence
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Life skills programmes for girls

2,435,029
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

4
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

1,623,222
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Key humanitarian results 2021

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

Number of safe spaces

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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    India 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:
    $4,264,712
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $3,052,469 (72%)
    NGO $1,021,360 (24%)
    GOV $190,883 (4%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (85%)
    Non-core Resources (15%)
    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:
    $3,679,918
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,733,570 (74%)
    NGO $881,751 (24%)
    GOV $64,596 (2%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (85)
    Non-core Resources (15)
    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:
    $243,968
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $243,968 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Non-core Resources (0)
    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:
    $340,826
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $74,931 (22%)
    NGO $139,608 (41%)
    GOV $126,287 (37%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (77)
    Non-core Resources (23)
    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:
    $3,318,280
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,567,985 (47%)
    NGO $1,223,631 (37%)
    GOV $519,803 (16%)
    UN $6,863 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (49%)
    Non-core Resources (51%)
    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:
    $3,167,628
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,424,571 (45%)
    UN $6,863 (0%)
    NGO $1,216,391 (38%)
    GOV $519,803 (16%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (47)
    Non-core Resources (53)
    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:
    $100,805
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $93,565 (93%)
    NGO $7,239 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (86)
    Non-core Resources (14)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $49,848
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $49,848 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $931,585
    Implemented by:
    NGO $669,135 (72%)
    UNFPA $262,450 (28%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (15%)
    Non-core Resources (85%)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $796,477
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $259,874 (33%)
    NGO $536,602 (67%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (8)
    Non-core Resources (92)
    Gender and sociocultural norms
    Strengthened civil society and community mobilization to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms affecting women and girls
    Total Spending:
    $7,459
    Implemented by:
    NGO $7,459 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    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:
    $125,073
    Implemented by:
    NGO $125,073 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (61)
    Non-core Resources (39)
    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:
    $2,576
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,576 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $395,659
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $356,634 (90%)
    GOV $39,025 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (93%)
    Non-core Resources (7%)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $68,266
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $29,240 (43%)
    GOV $39,025 (57%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    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:
    $327,393
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $327,393 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (92)
    Non-core Resources (8)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD India [2023-2027] (DP/FPA/CPD/IND/10)
    Cycle: 2023-2027
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    CPD India [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/IND/9)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
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    CPD India [2013-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/IND/8)
    Cycle: 2013-2017
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    CPD India [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/IND/7)
    Cycle: 2008-2012
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    UNDAF India [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
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    CPAP India [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
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