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 2019

Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Fistula treatment

50 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

12 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

3598 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula

Discrimination prevention in health curricula

Prevention of stigma and discrimination was included in curricula of health professionals

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Fistula treatment

50 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

12 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

3598 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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
  • 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

Liberia 2019 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:
$3,653,765
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,406,166 (38%)
NGO $1,877,112 (51%)
GOV $370,486 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (20)
Non-core Resources (80)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$3545002
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1373600 (39%)
NGO $1877112 (53%)
GOV $294289 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (20%)
Non-core Resources (80%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$21494
Implemented by:
UNFPA $20494 (95%)
GOV $1000 (5%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$41000
Implemented by:
GOV $41000 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$11261
Implemented by:
UNFPA $11261 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$35008
Implemented by:
UNFPA $811 (2%)
GOV $34197 (98%)
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:
$606,241
Implemented by:
UNFPA $32,593 (5%)
NGO $93,288 (15%)
GOV $480,360 (79%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9)
Non-core Resources (91)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$509675
Implemented by:
UNFPA $20665 (4%)
NGO $93288 (18%)
GOV $395721 (78%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (1%)
Non-core Resources (99%)
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:
$96508
Implemented by:
UNFPA $11869 (12%)
GOV $84639 (88%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (50%)
Non-core Resources (50%)
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:
$59
Implemented by:
UNFPA $59 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-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:
$959,887
Implemented by:
UNFPA $368,456 (38%)
NGO $496,994 (52%)
GOV $94,437 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (16)
Non-core Resources (84)
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:
$2883
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2883 (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:
$957004
Implemented by:
UNFPA $365573 (38%)
NGO $496994 (52%)
GOV $94437 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (16%)
Non-core Resources (84%)
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:
$1,202,402
Implemented by:
UNFPA $813,939 (68%)
GOV $388,463 (32%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (27)
Non-core Resources (73)
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:
$1184136
Implemented by:
UNFPA $795673 (67%)
GOV $388463 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (26%)
Non-core Resources (74%)
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:
$18266
Implemented by:
UNFPA $18266 (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

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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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