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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Key results of Liberia in 2020

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

1610 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

3 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

2386 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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

1610 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

3 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

2386 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    2
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    26
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    95

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

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:
UNFPA $1,433,508 (43%)
NGO $1,184,779 (35%)
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:
$2708919
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1012674 (37%)
NGO $1184779 (44%)
GOV $511466 (19%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (25%)
Non-core Resources (75%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$427086
Implemented by:
UNFPA $289337 (68%)
GOV $137749 (32%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (50%)
Non-core Resources (50%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$112899
Implemented by:
UNFPA $112899 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (71%)
Non-core Resources (29%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$116223
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:
UNFPA $-17,705 (0%)
NGO $109,958 (31%)
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:
$281407
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:
$40046
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:
$30000
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:
UNFPA $589,688 (59%)
NGO $339,806 (34%)
GOV $77,276 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2)
Non-core Resources (98)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$1006770
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:
$2938046
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:
$46207
Implemented by:
UNFPA $46207 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

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

UNDAF Liberia [2013-2017]

Cycle: 2013-2017

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Liberia

Issue date: 20 February 2019
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

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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