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UNFPA Niger

Among the world’s poorest countries, Niger struggles with a stagnant economy and a rapidly expanding population. Child marriage is prevalent and maternal mortality is high. UNFPA began support in 1983 with programmes that help position family planning in national development plans and increase the quality of and access to reproductive health services. UNFPA assists with the production of demographic data, and encourages human rights norms in education, health and demography policies. The Fund’s work on gender equality helps to improve laws and responses to human rights violations, as well as the greater participation of women and youth in public decision-making.

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Key results of Niger in 2021 View more
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Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities
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Logistics management information system

A logistics management information system was used for forecasting and monitoring sexual and reproductive health commodities
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Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out
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Fistula treatment

525
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Minimum Initial Services Package

357
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Life skills programmes for girls

172,313
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

250
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

24,903
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

76
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2021

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Number of safe spaces

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Niger 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $9,575,212
    Implemented by:
    NGO $1,991,205 (21%)
    UNFPA $6,612,738 (69%)
    GOV $971,269 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (12%)
    Non-core Resources (88%)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $3,322,453
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $819,206 (25%)
    NGO $1,690,516 (51%)
    GOV $812,732 (24%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (3)
    Non-core Resources (97)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $682,699
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $591,950 (87%)
    GOV $90,749 (13%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (71)
    Non-core Resources (29)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $4,318,977
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4,318,977 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (3)
    Non-core Resources (97)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $1,251,084
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $882,606 (71%)
    NGO $300,690 (24%)
    GOV $67,789 (5%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (31)
    Non-core Resources (69)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $4,924,036
    Implemented by:
    GOV $2,896,543 (59%)
    NGO $571,292 (12%)
    UNFPA $1,456,201 (30%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (16%)
    Non-core Resources (84%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $4,556,710
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,281,632 (28%)
    NGO $470,887 (10%)
    GOV $2,804,191 (62%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (15)
    Non-core Resources (85)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $367,325
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $174,568 (48%)
    NGO $100,405 (27%)
    GOV $92,352 (25%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (21)
    Non-core Resources (79)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $7,425,641
    Implemented by:
    NGO $5,567,088 (75%)
    UNFPA $1,535,743 (21%)
    GOV $322,810 (4%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (12%)
    Non-core Resources (88%)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $7,065,381
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,498,293 (21%)
    NGO $5,567,088 (79%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (13)
    Non-core Resources (87)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $37,450
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $37,450 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $322,810
    Implemented by:
    GOV $322,810 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Population and development
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $301,910
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $301,910 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (34%)
    Non-core Resources (66%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $301,910
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $301,910 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (34)
    Non-core Resources (66)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD Niger [2023-2027] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/10)
    Cycle: 2023-2027
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    CPD Niger [2019-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/9)
    Cycle: 2019-2021
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    UNDAF Niger [2009-2013]
    Cycle: 2009-2013
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    CPD Niger [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/8)
    Cycle: 2014-2018
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    CPD Niger [2009-2013] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/7)
    Cycle: 2009-2013
    Technical notes and sources

    The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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