UNFPA Benin

While Benin remains a poor country, the Government is committed to poverty reduction, especially among vulnerable populations. Maternal mortality rates are high, for reasons including insufficient emergency obstetric and newborn care, and a high unmet need for family planning. UNFPA supports programmes to improve services in both areas and expand reproductive health care specific to adolescents and youth. It helps strengthen statistical information systems as well as national capacities to manage and coordinate population programmes. Support for gender equality includes initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Data overview View more

Population

Population par tranche d'âge, %
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    Population âgée de 0 à 14 ans (en %)
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    Population âgée de 15 à 64 ans (en %)
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    Population aged 65+

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié, %, 2014-2019
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    Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié

Planification familiale

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
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    Modern method  

Éducation

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Pratiques nuisibles

Key results of Benin in 2021 View more
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Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards
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Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes
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Gender-based violence platform

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

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

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

103
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Life skills programmes for girls

2,187
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

71
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

210
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Female genital mutilation

225
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation
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Community declarations on harmful practices

148
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
2021 Humanitarian results achieved for Benin View more
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Number of dignity kits distributed
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UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
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Adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
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Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth)
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Affected population reached with Family Planning services
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Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health
People reached with Dignity Kits in 0 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
la République du Bénin
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
la République du Bénin
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
la République du Bénin
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 0 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 1 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
la République du Bénin
Demographic Dividend: Benin View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Espérance de vie

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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