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Government of Botswana/UNFPA 7th Country Office Programme

The seventh country programme contributes to the national Vision 2036, the eleventh National Development Plan, and, within the context of the Decade of Action, SDGs 3, 5, 10, 16 and 17. The programme is anchored in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026 and contributes directly to three of five UNSDCF outcomes by 2026: (a) gender inequality is reduced, and women and girls are empowered to enjoy their human rights and participate in and benefit from inclusive development; (b) all people, particularly vulnerable and marginalized groups, have equitable access to high-quality education, health and social protection services; and (c) Botswana is a more equal, just, and open society, with reduced corruption, where the public is empowered to avail the opportunities and equally participate in decision-making at all levels, and where leaders are accountable, transparent, and responsive.

The UNSDCF has prioritized improving equitable and high-quality social services, health systems strengthening, addressing GBV and other forms of discrimination, reducing vulnerability and addressing the lack of disaggregated data; the new country programme will contribute directly to these results. To effectively support the delivery of UNSDCF results, UNFPA will bring technical leadership and expertise in advancing a rights-based and peoplecentred approach to SRHR, drawing on its comparative advantage in gender-based violence prevention and support and the generation and analysis of data and demographic intelligence.