UNFPA Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a middle-income country experiencing rapid changes and a demographic transition with an increasingly large young population. With UNFPA support since 1970, progress has been marked on maternal health and the management of population data. Today, programmes support high-quality integrated reproductive health care, including for HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable groups, and strengthened reproductive health responses in emergencies. UNFPA also supports the government to address emerging population issues, including youth, ageing, female-headed households, and urbanization and migration.

Key results in Iran, Islamic Republic of between 2014 and 2017

Select strategic plan results achieved between 2014 and 2017, with the support of UNFPA

Health worker policies

Health-care worker protocols and standards developed on sexual and reproductive health for young people

Sexual and repoductive health national plan

Costed, integrated national plan developed for sexual and reproductive health

Midwifery policies

Midwifery workforce policies developed based on international standards

Sex worker sexual and reproductive health

Sex worker-led organizations engaged in implementing sexual and reproductive health programmes for sex workers

Gender-based violence in sexual and reproductive health plans

Gender-based violence prevention, protection and response integrated into national sexual and reproductive health programmes

Population Analysis

Population Situation Analysis implemented

Data capacity

National statistical authorities had the capacity to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescents and youth, with support from UNFPA

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Iran, Islamic Republic of 2017 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:
$746413
Implemented by:
UNFPA $310202 (42%)
Gov $436211 (58%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (34%)
Non-core Resources (66%)
Maternal health
Increased national capacity to deliver comprehensive maternal health services
Total Spending:
$675414
Implemented by:
UNFPA $239203 (35%)
Gov $436211 (65%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27%)
Non-core Resources (73%)
Sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
Increased national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$70999
Implemented by:
UNFPA $70999 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$-6
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-6 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$-6
Implemented by:
UNFPA $-6 (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:
$526873
Implemented by:
UNFPA $480088 (91%)
Gov $46784 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Population dynamics
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to povert
Total Spending:
$526873
Implemented by:
UNFPA $480088 (91%)
Gov $46784 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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Programme Documentation

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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