UNFPA Namibia

A politically stable upper middle-income country, Namibia faces continuing challenges. HIV and sexually transmitted infections rates are high, and maternal mortality and the unmet need for family planning have risen. Since 1972, UNFPA supports strengthening sexual and reproductive health services, promoting gender equality and bolstering national capacities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Programmes help expand high-quality, emergency obstetric and newborn care and family planning services. UNFPA also encourages young people to advocate for sexual and reproductive care and forge links to HIV services. It also helps to produce high-quality demographic data.

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Key results of Namibia in 2018

Select strategic plan results achieved in 2018, with the support of UNFPA

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

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Gender-based violence platform

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

Census disaggregation

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

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

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Gender-based violence platform

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

Census disaggregation

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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    1,600
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    35
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    349

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
  • 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
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Namibia 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:
$548,223
Implemented by:
UNFPA $459,265 (84%)
NGO $22,328 (4%)
GOV $66,631 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (65%)
Non-core Resources (35%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$313973
Implemented by:
UNFPA $233538 (74%)
NGO $22328 (7%)
GOV $58107 (19%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (39%)
Non-core Resources (61%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$196996
Implemented by:
UNFPA $188473 (96%)
GOV $8523 (4%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99%)
Non-core Resources (1%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$29868
Implemented by:
UNFPA $29868 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$7386
Implemented by:
UNFPA $7386 (100%)
Funded by:
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:
$253,347
Implemented by:
GOV $68,388 (27%)
UNFPA $179,899 (71%)
NGO $5,060 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (23%)
Non-core Resources (77%)
Marginalized Girls
Increased capacity of partners to design and implement comprehensive programmes to reach marginalized adolescent girls including those at risk of child marriage
Total Spending:
$-3236
Implemented by:
GOV $-3236 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
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:
$61646
Implemented by:
UNFPA $23608 (38%)
GOV $38038 (62%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (40%)
Non-core Resources (60%)
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:
$194937
Implemented by:
UNFPA $156292 (80%)
NGO $5060 (3%)
GOV $33585 (17%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
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:
$188,517
Implemented by:
UNFPA $144,648 (77%)
NGO $39,993 (21%)
GOV $3,877 (2%)
Funded by:
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:
$188517
Implemented by:
UNFPA $144648 (77%)
NGO $39993 (21%)
GOV $3877 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$149,703
Implemented by:
UNFPA $102,380 (68%)
GOV $47,323 (32%)
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:
$147265
Implemented by:
UNFPA $99942 (68%)
GOV $47323 (32%)
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:
$2438
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2438 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Namibia Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2019
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2023
Cycle:
2014
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2018

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Cycle:
2013

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Cycle:
2010
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2012

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Cycle:
2006
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2010

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UNFPA Namibia United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2014
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2018

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UNFPA Namibia Country Programme Action Plan

Cycle:
2006
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2010

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Desk Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Namibia

Issue date: 31 January 2014

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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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