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Prepared by Vivian Malta (SPR) and Monique Newiak (AFR). This selected issues paper has benefited from comments received during presentations and discussions with government officials, in particular the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, and development partners (High Commission of Canada, UNICEF, the Norwegian Embassy and Plan International) in Nigeria, and comments by the World Bank (Muna Salih Meky). We also thank Claudia Berg, Lisa Kolovich and Brooke Tenison for valuable inputs. Policy recommendations on health, education and gender are aligned with recommendations made by the Nigeria development partners group.
Drawing heavily findings and policy measures by the Department for International Development, the World Bank, UNICEF, UN Women and other development partners.