UNFPA Nigeria

Nigeria has a dynamic economy and a large population expected to double in the next two decades. Though maternal mortality rates have fallen, the overall numbers of maternal deaths remain high, contraceptive prevalence is low and teenage pregnancy high. UNFPA programmes focus on improving maternal and newborn health, combating fistula and providing access to sexual and reproductive health of young people. Family planning measures aim to broaden access to high-quality services and improved management of contraceptives. Other efforts assist in producing key demographic data for development planning.

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Key results of Nigeria in 2020

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

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

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

2042 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

38457 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

18794 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

102386 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

967 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

26222 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

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

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

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

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

2042 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

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

Life skills programmes for girls

38457 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

18794 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

102386 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

967 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

26222 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
    161,000
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    60,024
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    53,519
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    300,009
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    146,000
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    32,530
    Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance
    100
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    75
    Number of safe spaces
    32
    Dignity Kits distributed
    2,980
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    6
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    13
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    55
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    136

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

Nigeria 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:
$14,953,886
Implemented by:
UNFPA $10,594,751 (71%)
NGO $2,932,443 (20%)
GOV $1,426,692 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (22)
Non-core Resources (78)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$813523
Implemented by:
UNFPA $45651 (6%)
NGO $559912 (69%)
GOV $207960 (26%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$13622200
Implemented by:
UNFPA $10482025 (77%)
NGO $2156331 (16%)
GOV $983845 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (24%)
Non-core Resources (76%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$339317
Implemented by:
UNFPA $7262 (2%)
NGO $183023 (54%)
GOV $149032 (44%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (14%)
Non-core Resources (86%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$168356
Implemented by:
UNFPA $50621 (30%)
NGO $33178 (20%)
GOV $84557 (50%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (14%)
Non-core Resources (86%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$10490
Implemented by:
UNFPA $9193 (88%)
GOV $1298 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (28%)
Non-core Resources (72%)
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:
$1,189,557
Implemented by:
NGO $1,067,536 (90%)
GOV $122,021 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (4)
Non-core Resources (96)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$1139976
Implemented by:
NGO $1062557 (93%)
GOV $77420 (7%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$28799
Implemented by:
GOV $28799 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (82%)
Non-core Resources (18%)
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:
$20782
Implemented by:
NGO $4979 (24%)
GOV $15803 (76%)
Funded by:
Non-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:
$6,228,560
Implemented by:
NGO $3,571,213 (57%)
GOV $713,137 (11%)
UNFPA $1,944,210 (31%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (15)
Non-core Resources (85)
Social Norms
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$234209
Implemented by:
NGO $173022 (74%)
GOV $61187 (26%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (19%)
Non-core Resources (81%)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$5472452
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1738091 (32%)
NGO $3121053 (57%)
GOV $613309 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (16%)
Non-core Resources (84%)
Eliminating harmful practices
Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
Total Spending:
$521899
Implemented by:
UNFPA $206119 (39%)
NGO $277138 (53%)
GOV $38642 (7%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
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:
$1,475,070
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1,034,618 (70%)
GOV $396,903 (27%)
NGO $43,549 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (94)
Non-core Resources (6)
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:
$489270
Implemented by:
UNFPA $177127 (36%)
GOV $312143 (64%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (88%)
Non-core Resources (12%)
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:
$985801
Implemented by:
UNFPA $857491 (87%)
NGO $43549 (4%)
GOV $84761 (9%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97%)
Non-core Resources (3%)

Programme Documentation

CPD Nigeria [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/NGA/8)
Cycle: 2018-2022
CPD Nigeria [2014-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/NGA/7)
Cycle: 2014-2017
CPE Nigeria [2013] (DP/FPA/2012/11)
Cycle: 2013
CPD Nigeria [2009-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/NGA/6)
Cycle: 2009-2012

CPAP Nigeria [2011-2013]

Cycle: 2011-2013

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Nigeria

Issue date: 15 December 2014

Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Nigeria

Issue date: 31 January 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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