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 2020

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

1475 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

1556 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

236621 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

570 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

151734 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

9496 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

1475 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

1556 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

236621 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

570 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

151734 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

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

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

9496 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    4,358
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    11,172
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    26,139
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    78,236
    Number of adolescents aged 10-14 reached with SRH services
    3,258
    Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services
    19,388
    Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services
    34,544
    Number of older persons aged 65+ reached with SRH services
    1,022
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    47,681
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    398
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    8
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    103
    Number of safe spaces
    27
    Dignity Kits distributed
    27,300
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    2
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    46
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    153
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    160
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    140

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Niger 2020 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$5,362,478
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3,508,068 (65%)
NGO $684,552 (13%)
GOV $1,169,858 (22%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (28)
Non-core Resources (72)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$2622211
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1979851 (76%)
NGO $175376 (7%)
GOV $466984 (18%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (13%)
Non-core Resources (87%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$1147022
Implemented by:
UNFPA $57406 (5%)
NGO $386742 (34%)
GOV $702874 (61%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (4%)
Non-core Resources (96%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$786362
Implemented by:
UNFPA $786362 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (87%)
Non-core Resources (13%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$803622
Implemented by:
UNFPA $681189 (85%)
NGO $122433 (15%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (50%)
Non-core Resources (50%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$3261
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3261 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (5%)
Non-core Resources (95%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$5,152,763
Implemented by:
UNFPA $880,764 (17%)
GOV $3,923,729 (76%)
NGO $348,270 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (16)
Non-core Resources (84)
Youth leadership and participation
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$2854492
Implemented by:
UNFPA $49412 (2%)
GOV $2805080 (98%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$2254916
Implemented by:
UNFPA $831352 (37%)
NGO $304914 (14%)
GOV $1118650 (50%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (32%)
Non-core Resources (68%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$43356
Implemented by:
NGO $43356 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$5,538,208
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,335,108 (24%)
NGO $3,771,097 (68%)
GOV $432,003 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (11)
Non-core Resources (89)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$4864642
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1275644 (26%)
NGO $3203325 (66%)
GOV $385672 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (12%)
Non-core Resources (88%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$614103
Implemented by:
NGO $567772 (92%)
GOV $46330 (8%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (6%)
Non-core Resources (94%)
Accountability for gender equality
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$59464
Implemented by:
UNFPA $59464 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (6%)
Non-core Resources (94%)
Analysis on population dynamics
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$315,603
Implemented by:
UNFPA $272,932 (86%)
GOV $42,672 (14%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (59)
Non-core Resources (41)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$293799
Implemented by:
UNFPA $251127 (85%)
GOV $42672 (15%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (63%)
Non-core Resources (37%)
Demographic intelligence
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
Total Spending:
$21804
Implemented by:
UNFPA $21804 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Niger [2019-2021] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/9)
Cycle: 2019-2021
CPD Niger [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/8)
Cycle: 2014-2018
CPD Niger [2009-2013] (DP/FPA/CPD/NER/7)
Cycle: 2009-2013

UNDAF Niger [2009-2013]

Cycle: 2009-2013

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Niger

Issue date: 31 October 2019
Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

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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