UNFPA Nicaragua

Active in Nicaragua since 1974, UNFPA supports the inclusion of issues related to population dynamics, young people, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence into public policies. Nicaragua has successfully incorporated reproductive rights in its health and education laws and policies, and made headway in reducing maternal mortality. But key challenges remain, including a high adolescent pregnancy rate. UNFPA strengthens capacities to provide high quality maternal health and newborn care, comprehensive sexuality education for young people, and investments in the country’s “demographic dividend”. It also backs measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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Key results of Nicaragua in 2020

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

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

Census disaggregation

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Small area estimations

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

Life skills programmes for girls

41291 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

20818 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

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

Census disaggregation

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

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Small area estimations

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

Life skills programmes for girls

41291 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

20818 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • 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
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • 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
  • 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

Nicaragua 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:
$850,567
Implemented by:
UNFPA $787,657 (93%)
GOV $62,910 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (82)
Non-core Resources (18)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$802547
Implemented by:
UNFPA $753726 (94%)
GOV $48822 (6%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (85%)
Non-core Resources (15%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$25853
Implemented by:
UNFPA $25853 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$22166
Implemented by:
UNFPA $8078 (36%)
GOV $14088 (64%)
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:
$288,348
Implemented by:
UNFPA $288,348 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (81)
Non-core Resources (19)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$199164
Implemented by:
UNFPA $199164 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (72%)
Non-core Resources (28%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$18921
Implemented by:
UNFPA $18921 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
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:
$70263
Implemented by:
UNFPA $70263 (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:
$247,503
Implemented by:
UNFPA $230,892 (93%)
GOV $16,611 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (62)
Non-core Resources (38)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$244749
Implemented by:
UNFPA $228139 (93%)
GOV $16611 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (62%)
Non-core Resources (38%)
Social Norms
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$2754
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2754 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$35,082
Implemented by:
UNFPA $35,082 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99)
Non-core Resources (1)
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:
$35082
Implemented by:
UNFPA $35082 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99%)
Non-core Resources (1%)
Dashboards available for Nicaragua

Programme Documentation

CPD Nicaragua [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/NIC/9)
Cycle: 2019-2023
CPE Nicaragua [2018] (DP/FPA/2017/8)
Cycle: 2018
CPD Nicaragua [2013-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/NIC/8)
Cycle: 2013-2017
CPD Nicaragua [2008-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/NIC/7)
Cycle: 2008-2012

UNDAF Nicaragua [2013-2017]

Cycle: 2013-2017

CPAP Nicaragua [2013-2017]

Cycle: 2013-2017

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Nicaragua

Issue date: 13 February 2013
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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