UNFPA is working priority countries to accelerate access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
Everyone, everywhere benefits when women are empowered for better health and educational, economic and civic opportunities. UNFPA works in over 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people, prioritising the countries furthest from achieving the three transformative results.
The new country classification system
The 119 programme countries are classified into three tiers based on indicators:
- need for family planning satisfied with modern methods
- maternal mortality ratio
- gender inequality index
Note: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
Two multi-country programmes cover 36 small island developing States in the Pacific and 23 in the Caribbean.
The new resource allocation system
UNFPA takes a new “three-dimensions, two-adjustments and one-floor” approach.
The total regular resources a country receives depends on three key dimensions, adjusted for population size and income, and builds on an equal floor amount of $500,000 per country programme. The three dimensions are (1) the distance from achieving the three transformative results, (2) health inequality and (3) vulnerability. The two adjustments reflect population size and people’s living standards. And the uniform floor per country programme provides the minimum essential support.