UNFPA Lesotho

A least developed country according to the Human Development Index, Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. With more than half the population living below the poverty line, it faces major challenges including high HIV prevalence and a high maternal mortality rate. UNFPA initiatives in Lesotho, among others, provide support to reduce maternal mortality, prevent HIV, particularly among youth, reduce gender inequality, and develop quality data related to population issues.

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Key results of Lesotho in 2018

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

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census disaggregation

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Life skills programmes for girls

29194 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

15 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

2000 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

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

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census disaggregation

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Life skills programmes for girls

29194 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

15 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

2000 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Programme Activities

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

Lesotho 2018 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:
$835,583
Implemented by:
UNFPA $689,832 (83%)
NGO $88,151 (11%)
GOV $57,600 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (36%)
Non-core Resources (64%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$467453
Implemented by:
UNFPA $331982 (71%)
NGO $77871 (17%)
GOV $57600 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (46%)
Non-core Resources (54%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$11727
Implemented by:
UNFPA $11727 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (92%)
Non-core Resources (8%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$220216
Implemented by:
UNFPA $220216 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (23%)
Non-core Resources (77%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$116549
Implemented by:
UNFPA $116549 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (11%)
Non-core Resources (89%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$19637
Implemented by:
UNFPA $9358 (48%)
NGO $10280 (52%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (52%)
Non-core Resources (48%)
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:
$161,349
Implemented by:
UNFPA $116,953 (72%)
NGO $44,396 (28%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (30%)
Non-core Resources (70%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$134537
Implemented by:
UNFPA $90142 (67%)
NGO $44396 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (24%)
Non-core Resources (76%)
Sexuality education
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:
$26811
Implemented by:
UNFPA $26811 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (63%)
Non-core Resources (37%)
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:
$145,274
Implemented by:
UNFPA $140,355 (97%)
NGO $4,919 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97%)
Non-core Resources (3%)
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:
$20159
Implemented by:
UNFPA $20159 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$4919
Implemented by:
NGO $4919 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Protection rights
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$120195
Implemented by:
UNFPA $120195 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$2,937
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2,937 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$2937
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2937 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$45,471
Implemented by:
UNFPA $45,471 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98%)
Non-core Resources (2%)
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:
$183
Implemented by:
UNFPA $183 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$45288
Implemented by:
UNFPA $45288 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98%)
Non-core Resources (2%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Lesotho Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2019
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2023
Cycle:
2018
Cycle:
2013
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2017
Cycle:
2008
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2012

UNFPA Lesotho United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2013
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2017

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Lesotho

Issue date: 18 July 2016

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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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