UNFPA Senegal

Active in Senegal since 1975, UNFPA is committed to the reduction of maternal mortality and supports access to reproductive and sexual health services, including reproductive rights, for the most vulnerable segments of the population. While the number of maternal deaths in the country has been declining slightly and contraceptive prevalence increasing, faster progress is needed. UNFPA targets regions that are most in need of assistance and advocates for national policies including population dynamics, gender equality,, and the needs of young people.

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Key results of Senegal 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

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

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Gender-based violence platform

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

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

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

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

Fistula treatment

278 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

6658 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Female genital mutilation

79341 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

332 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

81246 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

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

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Youth participation in humanitarian response

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

Social norm mapping

A social norm assessment, based on the UNFPA social norm framework, was completed

Social norms change programmes

The UNFPA manual on social norms and change was utilized

Gender-based violence platform

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

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

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

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

Fistula treatment

278 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

6658 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Female genital mutilation

79341 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

332 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

81246 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
  • 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
  • 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

Senegal 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:
$6,372,013
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2,552,218 (40%)
NGO $814,229 (13%)
GOV $3,005,566 (47%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (20)
Non-core Resources (80)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$324397
Implemented by:
UNFPA $21202 (7%)
NGO $128590 (40%)
GOV $174605 (54%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$5598283
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2531016 (45%)
NGO $574079 (10%)
GOV $2493188 (45%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (22%)
Non-core Resources (78%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$235465
Implemented by:
NGO $94237 (40%)
GOV $141227 (60%)
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:
$213868
Implemented by:
NGO $17322 (8%)
GOV $196546 (92%)
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:
$667,379
Implemented by:
UN $7,067 (1%)
NGO $119,512 (18%)
GOV $540,800 (81%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (7)
Non-core Resources (93)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$588217
Implemented by:
UN $7067 (1%)
NGO $119512 (20%)
GOV $461638 (78%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (8%)
Non-core Resources (92%)
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:
$79161
Implemented by:
GOV $79161 (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:
$1,465,043
Implemented by:
GOV $834,410 (57%)
UNFPA $475,755 (32%)
NGO $154,877 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (9)
Non-core Resources (91)
Social Norms
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$65350
Implemented by:
GOV $65350 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$993025
Implemented by:
UNFPA $318207 (32%)
NGO $4426 (0%)
GOV $670391 (68%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (14%)
Non-core Resources (86%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$388260
Implemented by:
UNFPA $139141 (36%)
NGO $150451 (39%)
GOV $98668 (25%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
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:
$18407
Implemented by:
UNFPA $18407 (100%)
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:
$755,468
Implemented by:
UN $25,580 (3%)
GOV $182,691 (24%)
UNFPA $547,197 (72%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (61)
Non-core Resources (39)
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:
$51605
Implemented by:
UN $25580 (50%)
GOV $26026 (50%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (50%)
Non-core Resources (50%)
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:
$703863
Implemented by:
UNFPA $547197 (78%)
GOV $156666 (22%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (62%)
Non-core Resources (38%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Senegal [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/SEN/8)
Cycle: 2019-2023
CPE Senegal [2017-2018] (DP/FPA/2016/11)
Cycle: 2017-2018
CPD Senegal [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/SEN/7)
Cycle: 2012-2016
CPD Senegal [2007-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/SEN/6)
Cycle: 2007-2011

UNDAF Senegal [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

CPAP Senegal [2012-2016]

Cycle: 2012-2016

Audit of the UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Office

Issue date: 29 June 2018
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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