Nigeria For Women Project (WB-P161364)

  • Nigeria
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 27, 2018
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Federal Ministry of Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 13, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 14, 2017

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Project Description

The development objective of Nigeria For Women Project is to support improved livelihoods for women in targeted areas of Nigeria. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Building Social Capital, aims to build social capital by galvanizing women to become members of Women Affinity Groups (WAGs) and strengthening both new and existing WAGs that can serve as institutional platforms for women in Nigeria. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Influencing Social Norms; and (ii) Women Affinity Groups. 2) The second component, Livelihoods Program, aims to support economically active women in WAGs through provision of livelihoods grants and holistic, as well as targeted skills trainings. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Support to Individual Livelihoods; and (ii) Support to Livelihoods Collectives. 3) The third component, Innovations and Partnerships, aims to use Nigeria’s talent pool to identify and deploy innovations that can (a) transform women’s social and livelihood outcomes, and (b) improve project delivery and overall impact. 4) The fourth component, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Learning, aims to support the socioeconomic upliftment of women by supporting the advancement of policy dialogue; strengthening technical and implementation capacity; and better coordination among implementing partners at the federal, state, and Local Government Area (LGA) levels through deployment of highly qualified technical professionals.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Federal Ministry of Finance
Ahmed Aliyu


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