UNFPA Engagement with the Middle Income Countries (MICs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Welcome to this UNFPA public consultation with middle income countries (MICs) and small island development states (SIDS). MICs and SIDS represent the largest group of developing countries and 87 of UNFPA country programmes out of a total of 121 country programmes, including two multi-country programmes in Pacific and Caribbean.
UNFPA has been working in these MICs and SIDS for more than 50 years. Large progress has been made. However, the global contexts and drivers for changing in the MICs and SIDS have been changed rapidly and fundamentally. Business as usual is no longer an option.To stay relevant and capable in making a transformative change of 75% of the world’s population and 62% of the world’s poor living in the MICs, most of which are women and girls, UNFPA must transform its engagement strategies in MICs and SIDS.
The clearest lesson learned is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Given the diversenature in size, population, and economic and social development status, the progress in advancing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and the transformative results, as all as unique emerging challenges of the MICs and SIDS, UNFPA has to find the most influential and cost effective ways in engaging with MICs and SIDS during the Strategic Plan period of 2022-2025.
Against this backdrop, UNFPA plans to launch a public consultation with partners and stakeholders to:
●Capture emerging demands for UNFPA’s support in advancing ICPD Programme of Action and achieving transformative results in MICs and SIDS;
●Ensure the UNFPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025 fits for purpose in MICs, taking into full consideration of different development stages and settings to bridge the humanitarian-development-peace divide in programming; and,
●Develop tailored choices and solutions to support the small island development states; and,
●Generate positive externalities and transferable knowledge/solutions to lower income countries (LICs).
We’re inviting the Executive Board, other UN agencies, Academics, Youth, Non-governmental organizations, International financial institutions, Private sector, other development actors and partners.
MICs are facing increased uncertainty and risks including from climate change, conflict and fragility. In preserving the hard-earned gains, especially in the presence of decreases in Official Development Assistance (ODA), UNFPA’s effective engagement with MICs become more important than ever before, to ensure every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
This is a forum for diverse experts to come together to share knowledge, research and learning, and help UNFPA develop more holistic and up-to-date engagement strategies in middle income countries (MICs) and small island development states (SIDS), to ensure leaving no one behind in MICs and SIDS.
We invite you to contribute your perspectives and experiences in one or more of the engagement rooms below, which will remain open until 31 December.
Through your insights, we aim to hone UNFPA interventions in MICs and SIDS and develop UNFPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025, to accelerate the progress toward advancing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and achieving the three transformative results of countries in all development stages and settings.
UNFPA business model of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 refers to ‘what’ impact the organization seeks to achieve, ‘where’ the organization is going to achieve impact, ‘how’ the organization will achieve impact, and ‘who’ will enable the organization to achieve impact. Engagement with middle income countries (MICs) and small island development states (SIDS) is part of the current business model.
This consultation aims to learn from successes and innovative approaches, so as to sharpen its current business model, to provide the most effective, efficient and tailored solutions in supporting countries in all development stages and settings, to achieve their transformative results, especially leaving no one behind.
Please check this page for more information onUNFPA's Strategic Plan 2022-2025.