UNFPA North Macedonia

An upper middle-income country in transition, the Republic of North Macedonia has population and development patterns that include an ageing population, decreasing fertility, and migration. UNFPA support began in 2007, focusing on preventing domestic violence, and advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including for youth. Programmes encourage the exchange of expert knowledge and good practices, and help the Government develop strategic policies on population and development issues in line with European Union accession priorities

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Key results of North Macedonia in 2020

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

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

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Census sample availability

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

Vital statistics

Annual vital statistics based on civil registration were generated and published on an annual basis

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

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

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

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

Multi-sector platforms

Platforms were established for dialogue on reproductive rights, fully engaging civil society, including faith-based and state actors

Census sample availability

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

Vital statistics

Annual vital statistics based on civil registration were generated and published on an annual basis

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

5 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
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • 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
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

North Macedonia 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:
$251,046
Implemented by:
UNFPA $193,292 (77%)
NGO $57,754 (23%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (86)
Non-core Resources (14)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$74467
Implemented by:
UNFPA $74467 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (53%)
Non-core Resources (47%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$124324
Implemented by:
UNFPA $81717 (66%)
NGO $42606 (34%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$38151
Implemented by:
UNFPA $37108 (97%)
NGO $1043 (3%)
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:
$14105
Implemented by:
NGO $14105 (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:
$63,185
Implemented by:
UNFPA $39,889 (63%)
NGO $23,296 (37%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (47)
Non-core Resources (53)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$14233
Implemented by:
UNFPA $6349 (45%)
NGO $7884 (55%)
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:
$48952
Implemented by:
UNFPA $33539 (69%)
NGO $15412 (31%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (31%)
Non-core Resources (69%)
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:
$30,330
Implemented by:
UNFPA $23,776 (78%)
NGO $6,554 (22%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$30330
Implemented by:
UNFPA $23776 (78%)
NGO $6554 (22%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
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:
$47,429
Implemented by:
UNFPA $21,914 (46%)
NGO $25,515 (54%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100)
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:
$47429
Implemented by:
UNFPA $21914 (46%)
NGO $25515 (54%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

CPD North Macedonia [2021-2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/MKD/2)
Cycle: 2021-2025
CPD Macedonia [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/MKD/1)
Cycle: 2000
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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