Niger: Strengthening the Resilience of the Education System to Limit the Effects of COVID-19

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Key Information

The program focuses special attention on the most vulnerable children, including those living in rural areas, girls, and refugee and internally displaced children.

In particular, the program aims to support:

  • continuity of learning outside schools and adaptation of school curricula to new ways of learning
  • safe reopening of schools
  • preparation for and launch of the new school year 2020–2021
  • the resilience of Niger’s education system.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2020 - 2021

Ministry Affiliation

Involves six different ministries, coordinated by the Ministry of Higher Education.


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary Enrollment


  • Remote Learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Teachers - female, Teachers - male, Youth


5 - 18

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • Displaced/refugee - External (from other countries)
  • Displaced/refugee - Internal (from other areas of the same country)
  • Orphans and vulnerable children

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community-based monitoring (e.g. school report cards)


  • Increased availability of learning materials
  • Remedial education/skills

Educational Technology

  • Digital learning materials/programs

Increased availability of learning materials

  • Textbooks (paper)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies


  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Water and sanitation

  • Improved water access

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Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased test scores
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced grade repetition

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved health - other
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms