Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
A commitment maker since 2012 and a member of both the Ouagadougou Partnership and SWEDD (Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project), Niger set itself the ambitious goal of reaching 50% mCPR by 2020. Data however shows that the goal may have been too ambitious and will most likely not be met, with an all-women mCPR estimate of 15.6% in 2018. They developed a nine-year Strategy, which needed to be reviewed in 2017, adjusting it to improve the slow momentum that exists in Niger, where the larger population still envisions very large families (10+ children) as a norm. Niger has put its focus on task shifting and a minimum service package for family planning through community based approach, broadening the method choice to its clients. The country looks to the private sector for financial support implementing its national health strategy, of which 15% will be allocated to youth-specific FP interventions. With the support of SWEDD, the country continues to invest in ‘husband-schools’ (les ecoles des maris), focusing on social behavior change strategies.
Family Planning in Niger: 2012-2020 Action Plan
The current multi-year plan, stemming from the 2011-2015 Health Development Plan (HDP) aims to help manage population growth by promoting family planning.
Niger FP2020 Commitment
Niger has a high level of political engagement. It will quadruple its family planning budget for 2013, as well as increasing its overall health and reproductive health budgets. There will be policy change to include injectable contraceptives in the method mix provided by community health workers; a focus on new strategies for reaching disadvantaged groups, including through ‘Friends of Youth’ centers; and new mobile clinic services for isolated communities. Niger will scale up its effective network of Ecole Des Maris (Schools for Husbands), to involve and increase acceptance among men, work with faith based networks, and integrate family planning in the school health curriculum.
More than 300,000 doses of Sayana Press administered through 2015 in four countries
As access to Sayana Press expands globally, PATH has continued to monitor Sayana Press consumption in four pilot introduction countries: Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, and Uganda.
Niger - Country Action: Opportunities, Challenges, and Priorities (French)
Niger FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017
Scroll to page 4 of the PDF for the English translation of Niger's 2017 FP2020 Commitment update.
Niger Actions for Acceleration, 2018-2019 (French)
Niger FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2018 (French)
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Niger and these Core Indicators, click below.