Support to the National Vocational Training and Professional Insertion Programme in Niger II

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

Faced with scarcity of skills and difficulties integrating young people into the labour market, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector occupies an important role in Niger's government policy. Ever since, it has seen important progress in accommodation capacity and resource allocation. While the Nigerian TVET system has not yet reached its full potential as the reform of the management system is not yet completed. The capacity of stakeholders at all levels should be further strengthened and vocational training still suffers from a poor image among the population and especially among young people. This deficit is compounded by the difficulties of integration, the inadequate offering of local training and little contact between schools and employers. Based on national policies and strategies currently being formalised, this support programme aims to: strengthen management capacities of the subsector (opening to environment and steering according to demand and insertion), support the shift towards greater deconcentration and decentralisation (functional and territorial), diversify initial and continued training offerings while improving access and quality, especially in the sectors necessary for rural development and socio-economic integration of young girls and women, and develop a traditional and alternative quality learning system.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2016 - 2020


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Vocational and Technical Education, Niger


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Vocational training


  • School quality

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)

Participants include

  • NEET

Program Approaches Back to Top

Learning while working

  • Vocational training


  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being