Niger First Laying the Foundation for Inclusive Development Policy Financing

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Key Information

The program "Niger First Laying the Foundation for Inclusive Development Policy Financing" is a series of two development policy financing (DPF) operations to support government’s reforms to reduce gender gaps and expand access to electricity and potable water in rural areas. The operation is structured around three pillars. The first pillar aims to reduce gender gaps. It aims to reduce child marriage trends, improve access of married adolescent girls to health services and improve educational attainment of adolescent girls. Measures include (i) mobilizing communities, through the Child Protection Committees, to promote efforts to prevent child marriage; (ii) empowering married adolescent girls to access health services on their own; and (iii) amending framework and practices that prevents married or adolescent girls from returning to school. The second pillar aims to expand access to electricity and potable water. It does so by (i) strengthening the legal and regulatory frameworks for rural electrification and for the private sector to participate in mini grid electricity supply; and (ii) strengthening the financial situation of the water sector and improving the regulatory framework of the sector to allow for greater investment in water supply. The third pillar aims to improve debt transparency and debt management. Measures include: (i) centralizing all public debt management in a single managing authority to mitigate risks that may stem from overlapping of responsibilities and roles, and lack of coherent information flows; and (ii) including in debt reporting PPPs and SOE’s debt, and publishing SOEs’ financial statements.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2019 - 2020


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Planning


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment
  • Secondary Enrollment

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Early/child marriage
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school)


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

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

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • Policymakers
  • School administrators

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • School management committees
  • Technical assistance/capacity building to civil society organizations or governments

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of electricity

Health and childcare services

  • Adolescent-friendly health services

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved health - other
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced child marriage