The previous strategic plan, 2018–2021, set the course towards the achievement of the three transformative results. The new strategic plan continues that mission by taking us on a journey along critical pathways, with new strategies that bring benefits to everyone we serve.
WHAT we do remains unchanged.
We keep the promise of the Programme of Action of the ICPD. But HOW we do it is changing. To get us to where we need to go, the strategic plan has identified six outputs, supported by six accelerators.
Six interconnected outputs
Six interconnected outputs are the roads we need to travel and the areas we need to invest in now.
Integrating sexual and reproductive health – including gender-based violence prevention – into national policies, development frameworks and universal health coverage
Human rights-based and gender-transformative approaches
Action is anchored in international human rights norms and standards. By focusing on equality, non-discrimination, quality and accountability, UNFPA is putting into motion the ICPD Programme of Action. UNFPA strives to change harmful gender norms and unjust distributions of resources and power that leave women and girls behind.
Innovation and digitalization
Innovation and digitalization open up new and more effective ways to maximize positive impact at scale. Working with strategic partners, UNFPA will meet the challenges of the future by leveraging opportunities, social capital, financing and technology. We will scale up what works, connect and collaborate with new partners, and bring innovation into everything we do.
Partnerships, South-South and triangular cooperation, and financing
Reinvigorating and expanding partnerships will unlock and sustain the resources required to achieve our goals. The way forward calls on partners to galvanize domestic resources and generate data to drive decisions based on evidence. UNFPA will engage with Parliamentarians and civil society partners to ensure that development commitments are upheld by United Nations Member States, helping to create an enabling environment as we shift from the funding stage to financing and implementation of the broader ICPD agenda.
Data and evidence
Data and evidence assure that interventions meet high standards and are based on scientific knowledge. UNFPA builds capacity to collect, map, analyse and use data to assess all factors that limit progress towards the three zeros. High-quality evidence allows us to identify those who are furthest behind and the best ways to deliver support and measure progress.
Leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first
Progress for those furthest behind is not only aligned with the Strategic Plan 2022-2025 – it is a critical pathway for accelerating our journey. We will continue to have measures in place that remove the barriers that keep the most vulnerable from inclusion – particularly those affected by multiple forms of discrimination.
Resilience and adaptation, and complementarity among development, humanitarian and peace-responsive efforts
UNFPA is on the ground before, during and after crises, protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights. Acceleration of the three transformative results can only be realised if we prioritize preparedness, early and anticipatory action and the provision of life-saving interventions, focusing on humanitarian, conflict, post-conflict and other fragile contexts.
We need to go further, faster than ever before. At UNFPA, we are taking up the challenge to reinvigorate, reimagine and transform how we work so we can lead the way forward, guided by the blueprint of this strategic plan.
Improved programming for results
Quality assurance and accountability. Social and environmental standards. Volunteerism. Results-based management. Knowledge management.
Optimized management of resources
Deploy talent efficiently and effectively. Integrate resource planning and budgeting. Operational agility with accountability for results and resources.
Expanded partnerships for impact
Expand multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative collaborations for impact. Leverage and unlock the resources required. Develop new collaborations with traditional and non-traditional partners, including the general public.
Tracking and assessing the progress made towards achieving the three transformative results, as well as learning from successes and failures in the process, will be critical. The UNFPA strategic plan monitoring and evaluation priorities will include:
The UNFPA Integrated Budget 2018-2021 presents the resources that will contribute to the achievement of results.
Available resources, 2022-2025Total $5.75 billion
Available resources, 2022-2025Regular resourcesOther resources
UNFPA estimates that the total resources available during 2022-2025 will be $5.75 billion, an increase of $1.75 billion, or 69 per cent, compared to the previous cycle.
Planned use of resources for programmes, by location, 2022-2025Total 100%
Planned use of resources for programmes, by location, 2022-2025CountryHeadquartersRegionalCorporate
UNFPA continues to commit the majority of its resources at country level to help programme country governments achieve their set results.
Resources by Strategic Plan outputs, 2022-2025Total 100%
Resources by Strategic Plan outputs, 2022-2025Optimized management of resourcesImproved programming for resultsAdolescents and youthHumanitarian actionPopulation change and dataGender and social normsQuality servicesPolicy and accountabilityExpanded partnerships for impact
The integrated results and resources framework for 2022-2025 reflects the six strategic outputs and the three operational effectiveness and efficiency outputs of the UNFPA strategic plan for 2022-2025.