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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
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Gender statistics, sex-disaggregated data and knowledge are produced, analyzed and used to inform policymaking, advocacy and accountability for delivering gender equality and women's empowerment results in West and Central Africa Region (SP Outcome 6)

SP_D_0.6.2
Number of national plans and strategies that integrate gender statistics as an objective or strategy (CO, RO, HQ)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNICEF
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
10 10
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.6.3
Number of countries demonstrating use of gender statistics, analysis, and policy relevant research (CO, RO, HQ)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNICEF
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
6 6
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
14 14
Result
- -

Global normative frameworks, laws, policies and institutions in West and Central Africa Region are more gender responsive (SP Outcome 1)

SP_D_0.1.4
Number of laws that were adopted, revised or repealed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
10 10
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
4 4
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.5
Number of national and/or local (multi) sectoral strategies, policies and/or action plans that are adopted with a focus on gender equality (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
8 8
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
1 1
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.6
Number of legal and policy frameworks that promote gender balance in decision making institutions and processes (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
25 25
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
40 40
Result
- -
SP_D_1.1

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

SDG 5.5.1: Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments, (b) local governments and (c) executive positions/ministers (cabinets) held by women (Desk Review)
SDG
sdg
Goal 5

Common indicators are those that appear verbatim the same in at least two entities' results frameworks and are drawn, where possible, directly from other globally agreed frameworks.

Common
sdg
UNDP
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -

UN System in West and Central African Region effectively, coherently and systematically contributes to progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (SP Outcome 7)

SP_D_0.7.1

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Percentage of ratings of reporting entities that meet or exceed UN-SWAP standards (derived from QCPR indicator 1.4.13) (Desk Review)
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.2

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Percentage of UNCTs that conducted the comprehensive UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard in the past four years, and met or exceeded requirements for at least 60% of UNCT-SWAP standards (derived from QCPR indicator 1.4.15) (Desk Review)
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.3

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Percentage of UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks that have: a) a dedicated gender equality outcome; and/or b) that mainstream gender equality perspectives across Cooperation Framework outcomes (derived from QCPR indicator 1.4.16) (Desk Review)
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.4

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Percentage of UNCTs meeting/exceeding requirements in preventing and eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls through multisectoral and coordinated approaches (derived from QCPR indicator 1.4.22) (Desk Review)
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.5

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Number of action points to advance the implementation of UN-system commitments on women, peace and security (S/2019/800, paragraph120) that show progress (Desk Review)
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.6

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Percentage of HCT response plans and strategies that demonstrate the integration of gender equality (Desk Review)
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.7

UN Women reports on this indicator in a global scope, signified by "(Desk Review)" at the end of the indicator statement (see the Our Global Results page for the global result)

Number of UN entities implementing disaster risk reduction, resilience or recovery initiatives with a focus on gender equality and women´s empowerment (Desk Review)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNICEF
2023 Result -
0
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.7.8
Number of UNCTs implementing UN-system commitments and advocacy on women’s equal participation in elections and temporary special measures in their support to Member States (CO)
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
8 8
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
True True
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
15 15
Result
- -

A comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and translated into gender-responsive laws, policies, and institutions in West and Central Africa Region.

SP_D_0.1.4
Number of laws that were adopted, revised or repealed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
3 3
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.5
Number of national and/or local (multi) sectoral strategies, policies and/or action plans that are adopted with a focus on gender equality (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
8 8
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
8 8
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
10 10
Result
- -

More women and girls in West and Central Africa have equitable access to high quality public goods, services, jobs, and resources that are responsive to their needs.

SP_D_0.1.5
Number of national and/or local (multi) sectoral strategies, policies and/or action plans that are adopted with a focus on gender equality (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNAIDS
sdg
UNDP
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2023 Result -
2022
Baseline
5 5
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
9 9
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
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