Project profile — Reaching Adolescent Girls Everywhere- Increasing Youth Access to Family Planning and Contraceptives


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2017-12-05 - 2020-05-08
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Congo, Democratic Republic (60.00%)
• Mali (40.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Family planning (13030) (100.00%)

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 (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


Family planning is critical to advancing gender equality and adolescents' empowerment. Among development actors, UNFPA Supplies is the largest provider of contraceptives in the world and is pivotal to the achievement of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to have access to contraceptives by 2020. Canada's support to UNFPA Supplies contributes to increasing the availability and use of contraceptives by adolescents in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. Project activities include: (1) supporting advocacy with governments for the inclusion of emergency contraception among an integrated package of reproductive health commodities available in-country; (2) improving adolescent and youth access to reproductive health services and information, including family planning and contraceptives, with a focus on humanitarian and fragile settings; and (3) strengthening capacity and systems for supply chain management to ensure availability of high-quality reproductive health supplies for adolescents and youth.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased availability of reproductive health commodities in support of reproductive and sexual health services including family planning, especially for poor and marginalized women and girls; (2) an enabled environment and strengthened partnership for reproductive health commodity security and family planning; (3) improved efficiency for procurement and supply of reproductive health commodities (global-level focus); (4) improved access to quality reproductive health and family planning services for poor and marginalized women and girls; (5) strengthened capacity and systems for supply chain management and data generation; and (6)mproved programme coordination and management.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2018 include: (1) UNFPA Supplies had 849,000 additional contraceptive users in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and 237,000 additional contraceptive users in Mali over the project time frame; (2) UNFPA engaged with global, regional and country level partners to strengthen family planning policies, strengthen supply chain management, expand the contraceptive method mix, prevent supply stock-outs and reach remote and marginalized populations. In the DRC and Mali, both countries had more reproductive health commodities available, with 90.3% of primary health facilities in the DRC and 89.6% in Mali, having three or more modern family planning methods available; (3) globally, UNFPA Supplies reduced the costs of key contraceptives in four of seven product categories, and reported savings of $1.3 million through the purchasing of safe, high quality generic products; (4) both the DRC and Mali had more than 0.5 annual percentage point increase in the modern contraceptive prevalence rate over the 2012-2018 period (0.5% in the DRC and 0.7% in Mali). Globally, UNFPA provided support to expand access to modern contraception by the continuous introduction, registration and scaling up of new contraceptive methods. As of 2018, UNFPA Supplies work contributed to ensuring that there were 30 World Health Organization prequalified hormonal contraceptives, including 21 generic (non-branded) options; and (5) as of 2018, 11 countries have put in place a supply chain management strategy that addresses all elements of contraceptive commodities availability and accessibility in line with the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide. UNFPA country offices in all 46 UNFPA Supplies implementing countries took steps in 2018 to convene partners and coordinating reproductive health commodity security and family planning interventions.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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