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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
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Overview Where the money goes Financial flows About our work
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11 Outcome and Organizational Results
$11.43 M Planned Budget
$8.79 M Actual Budget
$2.64 M Shortfall

About our work


Nigeria has recently been ranked 139th (with an index of 0.627) by the global gender gap report 2021, with a regression of 0.8% in the index recorded in 2020. The representation of women in political leadership and decision-making remains very low with women making up only 3.6% of seats in parliament and 16.2% of appointed ministers. Violence against women and girls is also high with 13.2% of women aged 15-49 years reporting physical and/or sexual violence; 43.4% of women aged 20–24 years married or in a union before age 18; and a Female Genital Mutilation rate of 48.4%. In the economy, women are overrepresented in insecure low-paying jobs (84.8 per cent) compared to men (71.7%, and are underrepresented in overall labour force participation (47.8% for women compared to 57.8% for men). Women businesses are also constrained by limited access to finance, financial information, technology and business skills. Pre-existing gender inequalities are exacerbated by multiple security challenges, including kidnappings, banditry, farmer–herder conflicts and attacks by Boko Haram insurgents recorded, especially in the North East. The demand for a separation from the Nigerian state was significantly high n the South-Eastern region and protests against the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra which led to sit-at-home orders on Monday of every week in this area. Women and girls were also affected by the regress in the Nigeria fiscal space for supporting programmatic efforts toward social protection, safeguarding livelihood, and ensuring labour market participation following COVID-19 measures and the related economic downturn.

Disclaimer and notes
Revenue recognition per management accounts reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy). 2022 figures are preliminary, pending final audit.
Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).

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