UNFPA Serbia

On its path towards accession to the European Union, Serbia is undergoing structural reforms. Despite marked economic growth, unemployment has increased as a result of the global economic crisis, and affecting vulnerable populations such as the Roma, persons with disabilities, youth, women and rural residents. UNFPA’s partnership began in 2006, and has focused on supporting gender equality, and reproductive health and rights. It fosters engagement on issues related to youth, ageing, and links between population and development. Through assistance to non-governmental organizations, UNFPA supports local actions to meet reproductive health and related needs.

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Key results of Serbia in 2020

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

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

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Gender-based violence platform

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

Census sample availability

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

Small area estimations

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

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

Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights

Gender-based violence platform

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

Census sample availability

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

Small area estimations

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

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

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

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Emergencies Key results

Programme Activities

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  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • 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
  • 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

Serbia.15 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:
$220,283
Implemented by:
UNFPA $120,167 (55%)
NGO $100,116 (45%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (92)
Non-core Resources (8)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$157460
Implemented by:
UNFPA $99311 (63%)
NGO $58148 (37%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (95%)
Non-core Resources (5%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$45314
Implemented by:
UNFPA $14473 (32%)
NGO $30841 (68%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (77%)
Non-core Resources (23%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$11127
Implemented by:
NGO $11127 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$6382
Implemented by:
UNFPA $6382 (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:
$128,047
Implemented by:
UNFPA $81,838 (64%)
NGO $46,210 (36%)
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:
$113062
Implemented by:
UNFPA $76339 (68%)
NGO $36723 (32%)
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:
$14985
Implemented by:
UNFPA $5499 (37%)
NGO $9487 (63%)
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:
$72,953
Implemented by:
UNFPA $57,278 (79%)
NGO $15,675 (21%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (92)
Non-core Resources (8)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$17938
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2263 (13%)
NGO $15675 (87%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (69%)
Non-core Resources (31%)
Social Norms
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$55015
Implemented by:
UNFPA $55015 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$155,155
Implemented by:
UNFPA $83,845 (54%)
NGO $71,310 (46%)
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:
$155155
Implemented by:
UNFPA $83845 (54%)
NGO $71310 (46%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

Serbia CPD [2021-2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/SRB/2)
Cycle: 2021-2025
CPD Serbia [2016-2020] (DP/FPA/CPD/SRB/1)
Cycle: 2016-2020

UNDAF Serbia [2011-2015]

Cycle: 2011-2015

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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