Sub-Saharan Africa
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Federal Republic of Nigeria

Is Nigeria's social protection on the cusp of transformation?

Climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in the Lake Chad Basin

Cultivating a long-term social protection strategy in Nigeria

The "Cash for Work" project launched by UNDP in northeastern Nigeria is still a success. In addition to the salaries received for cleaning up their city, vulnerable populations in Maiduguri will benefit from waste management structures. The people of Maiduguri are still amazed by the generosity offered by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Cash for Work project.


Reforming inefficient and inequitable energy subsidies continues to be an important priority for policymakers as does instituting “green taxes” to reduce carbon emissions. Simply increasing energy prices will have adverse impact on poorer consumers, who may spend substantial budget shares on energy and energy-intensive products even though the rich typically appropriate more of the price subsidy. Equitable pricing reforms therefore need to be accompanied by programs to transfer compensation: depending on the situation, this can be targeted or universal.


Weekly Social Protection Links: July 12

Weekly Social Protection Links: June 21

Towards universal primary health care in Nigeria

There are growing concerns over the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), which is a social safety net established by the Federal Government, in 2016, to tackle poverty and hunger across the country.


To say the Buhari administration’s National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) has benefited millions of Nigerians is stating the obvious. Across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, millions can testify to the impact of the Social Investment Programmes of this administration. It has not only provided needed welfare support to Nigerians but it has also created jobs and provided more opportunities for Nigerians in the formal and informal economy.