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 2020

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

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

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

Rights of marginalized groups

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

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

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

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

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

3500 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

3500 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

5 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

6873 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

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

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

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

Rights of marginalized groups

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

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

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

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

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

3500 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

3500 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

5 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

6873 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    2,138
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    5,071
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    408,695
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    8,000
  • Services delivered
    Dignity Kits distributed
    18,100
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    6
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    332
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    663

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
  • 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

Namibia 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:
$851,276
Implemented by:
UNFPA $664,658 (78%)
NGO $102,665 (12%)
GOV $83,952 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (48)
Non-core Resources (52)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$623258
Implemented by:
UNFPA $476639 (76%)
NGO $102665 (16%)
GOV $43953 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (35%)
Non-core Resources (65%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$11206
Implemented by:
GOV $11206 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (29%)
Non-core Resources (71%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$46540
Implemented by:
UNFPA $46355 (100%)
GOV $185 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$117499
Implemented by:
UNFPA $117499 (100%)
Funded by:
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:
$52772
Implemented by:
UNFPA $24164 (46%)
GOV $28608 (54%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (46%)
Non-core Resources (54%)
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:
$294,787
Implemented by:
GOV $50,814 (17%)
UNFPA $238,932 (81%)
NGO $5,041 (2%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (75)
Non-core Resources (25)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$19225
Implemented by:
GOV $19225 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (62%)
Non-core Resources (38%)
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:
$57093
Implemented by:
UNFPA $47830 (84%)
GOV $9263 (16%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$218469
Implemented by:
UNFPA $191102 (87%)
NGO $5041 (2%)
GOV $22326 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (69%)
Non-core Resources (31%)
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:
$625,585
Implemented by:
UNFPA $476,631 (76%)
NGO $94,684 (15%)
GOV $54,270 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (47)
Non-core Resources (53)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$611650
Implemented by:
UNFPA $466192 (76%)
NGO $94684 (15%)
GOV $50773 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (48%)
Non-core Resources (52%)
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:
$10438
Implemented by:
UNFPA $10438 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$3498
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1 (0%)
GOV $3497 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$183,749
Implemented by:
UNFPA $108,402 (59%)
GOV $75,347 (41%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (67)
Non-core Resources (33)
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:
$131578
Implemented by:
UNFPA $108402 (82%)
GOV $23176 (18%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (53%)
Non-core Resources (47%)
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:
$52171
Implemented by:
GOV $52171 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Namibia [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/6)
Cycle: 2019-2023
CPD Namibia [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/5)
Cycle: 2014-2018
CPE Namibia [2013] (DP/FPA/2012/11)
Cycle: 2013
CPE Namibia [2010-2012] (DP/FPA/2010/21)
Cycle: 2010-2012
CPD Namibia [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/4)
Cycle: 2006-2010

UNDAF Namibia [2014-2018]

Cycle: 2014-2018

CPAP Namibia [2006-2010]

Cycle: 2006-2010

Desk Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Namibia

Issue date: 31 January 2014
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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