Africa

Gabon


Social Protection

Citizenship and Social Protection in Gabon

Sustainable Development Goals

The programme brief description

A significant and persistent number of people born within “hard-to-reach” populations around Gabon fail to be registered at birth. Without birth certificates, women and men from rural populations cannot later gain national identity cards. Without identity cards, they cannot access or reap benefits from the social protection system (state health and education services), “leaving them behind” on multiple SDG indicators over the course of their lives. Through this project, increasing the number of those registered at birth within “hard to reach” populations will guarantee them access to health and education, which, over the longer term, will increase their chances to survive, thrive and enjoy their broader rights. A mix of interventions will target legal reform, enhanced outreach and awareness-building, accelerated, sustained birth registration and longer-term accompaniment in order to ensure no one is left out of Gabon’s social protection system and that future populations can benefit from basic social services without obstacles.

Approach

This project adopts a systemic approach between the United Nations System, other development partners, government, local communities, the private sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, each according to their respective areas of competence. A mix of interventions will target legal reform, enhanced outreach and awareness-building, accelerated, sustained birth registration and longer-term accompaniment in order to ensure no one is left out of Gabon’s social protection system and that future populations can benefit from basic social services without obstacles.

Target groups

Women, children, girls, youth, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, rural populations.

Quick facts

Total budget:
US $ 2,210,000

UN Agencies:

UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, ILO, UNAIDS, UNESCO


National Partners:

Ministry of Interior and Justice; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Economy and Finance; Ministry of National Education; Ministry of Promotion and Integration and Women in Development; National Geospatial Agency 

 


Duration:
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 (24 months)

Financial Information