UNFPA Liberia

Active in Liberia since 1979, UNFPA helps to deliver better emergency obstetric and newborn care, prevent and treat obstetric fistula, manage reliable supplies of modern contraceptives, and stop gender-based violence. Recovering from 14 years of conflict that ended in 2003, many people in Liberia still live in poverty. Young people face formidable challenges, and early marriage and pregnancy are common among girls. UNFPA’s focus on youth includes supporting targeted sexual and reproductive health care services, and comprehensive sexuality education. It also backs data collection and analysis to inform policies on youth, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health.

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Sexual and reproductive health in emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health was integrated into emergency preparedness plans

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Adolescent health competencies

Adolescent health competencies were included in curricula of health professionals

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Inquiries into reproductive rights

A national human rights institution conducted an inquiry on the exercise of reproductive rights

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

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

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

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

1,660
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

1,147
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

59
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

124
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

6
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

5,984
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Minimum Initial Services Package

69
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Key results2020

Number of mobile clinics

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

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

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Programme Activities

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    Liberia 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:
    $3,365,126
    Implemented by:
    NGO $1,184,779 (35%)
    UNFPA $1,433,508 (43%)
    GOV $746,840 (22%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (29)
    Non-core Resources (71)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $2,708,919
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1012674 (37%)
    NGO $1184779 (44%)
    GOV $511466 (19%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (25)
    Non-core Resources (75)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $112,899
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $112899 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (71)
    Non-core Resources (29)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $427,086
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $289337 (68%)
    GOV $137749 (32%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (50)
    Non-core Resources (50)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $116,223
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $18598 (16%)
    GOV $97625 (84%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    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:
    $351,454
    Implemented by:
    NGO $109,958 (31%)
    UNFPA $-17,705 (0%)
    GOV $259,201 (74%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (11)
    Non-core Resources (89)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $281,407
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $8384 (3%)
    NGO $109958 (39%)
    GOV $163066 (58%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $40,046
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-26089 (-65%)
    GOV $66136 (165%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (23)
    Non-core Resources (77)
    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:
    $30,000
    Implemented by:
    GOV $30000 (100%)
    Funded by:
    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:
    $1,006,770
    Implemented by:
    NGO $339,806 (34%)
    UNFPA $589,688 (59%)
    GOV $77,276 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $1,006,770
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $589688 (59%)
    NGO $339806 (34%)
    GOV $77276 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    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:
    $2,984,252
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,301,935 (77%)
    GOV $682,318 (23%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (11)
    Non-core Resources (89)
    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:
    $2,938,046
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2255728 (77%)
    GOV $682318 (23%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (10)
    Non-core Resources (90)
    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:
    $46,207
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $46207 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

    CPE Liberia [2018] (DP/FPA/2017/13)
    Cycle: 2018-2018
    CPD Liberia [2020-2024] (DP/FPA/CPD/LBR/5)
    Cycle: 2020-2024
    CPE Liberia [2019] (DP/FPA/2018/11)
    Cycle: 2019-2019
    UNDAF Liberia [2013-2017]
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    CPD Liberia [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/DCP/LBR/3)
    Cycle: 2008-2012
    CPD Liberia [2013-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/LBR/4)
    Cycle: 2013-2017
    Technical notes and sources

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