Project profile — United Nations Population Fund - Institutional Support 2017


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2017-12-20 - 2018-06-15
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (25.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (12.50%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (12.50%)
Family planning (13030) (12.50%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (12.50%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (12.50%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (12.50%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support (LTIS) to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2017. This annual contribution by Canada is used to support the implementation of UNFPA’s mandate and its core functions. The contributions of all donors are publicized each year by the institution. Based on Canada’s annual LTIS contribution, it is consistently ranked among the top 15 donors to UNFPA. UNFPA’s mandate is to support countries in using population data to develop policies and programs that reduce poverty and ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. UNFPA focuses on three main areas: reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and population and development strategies. Canada’s support to UNFPA contributes to increasing access to reproductive health, developing development policies that take population dynamics into account, and improving the status of girls and women worldwide.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project as stated by the United Nations Population Fund in its 2014-2017 strategic plan include: (1) increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive services that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access; (2) increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes; (3) advanced gender equality, women's and girl's empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth; and (4) strengthened national policies and international development agendas through the 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.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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