Project profile — Achieving Reproductive Rights for Adolescents, Reducing Maternal and Newborn Mortality


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2018-03-28 - 2023-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Bolivia (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (70.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls and women and reduce maternal and newborn mortality among vulnerable populations in Bolivia. This is achieved through a rights-based approach that is adolescent-friendly and culturally sensitive. The project addresses barriers to adolescents’ demand for reproductive and sexual health services, challenges in providing such services, and community and institutional level governance and accountability. Plan Canada implements the project in 12 municipalities in the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca and Potosí.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced ability of adolescents, women of reproductive age and pregnant women to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and use gender-transformative, culturally-sensitive, and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services; (2) improved delivery of high quality gender-transformative, adolescent-friendly and culturally-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services to women and adolescent girls and boys; and (3) improved quality of participatory local health governance systems for delivery of evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, adolescent-friendly and gender-transformative SRHR services.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) sensitized 15,904 adolescents (55% women) through Social Behavior Change Communication events; (2) trained and mentored 764 adolescents through the Champions of Change program; (3) facilitated 400 peer-to-peer initiatives with adolescent networks, reaching over 6,500 adolescents; (4) conducted over 24,000 gender-transformative and adolescent-friendly Social Behavior Communication home visits by health personnel and community health workers on sexual and reproductive health and rights; (5) trained 1,722 pregnant women and women of reproductive age on sexual and reproductive rights and protection; (6) trained over 4,300 partners or family members of pregnant women on sexual and reproductive health and rights; (7) trained over 7,000 family and community member (56% women) to promote gender-transformative sexual and reproductive health, rights, and protection; and (8) adapted and equipped 50 health facilities to a wide range of specialized services for adolescents.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-12-2023 Disbursement $490,578
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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