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Nigeria

Summary

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country by population and its second largest economy. It has the world’s 10th largest proven oil reserves and the 9th largest natural gas reserves. The UK-Nigeria trade relationship was worth £4 billion in 2015 and has the potential to grow significantly in the future. Nigeria is therefore a significant trade and investment partner for the UK in Africa. However, Nigeria faces a number of challenges to its future growth and development. Conflict continues to affect its oil-rich delta region and there is a violent Islamist insurgency in its north-east which has caused a humanitarian crisis. Despite significant natural resources, around a third of Nigerians (60 million) live below the national poverty line with around another third just above; many of them are highly vulnerable and at risk of being trafficked to the UK. The government of Nigeria is taking the lead to tackle these issues, but struggles with corruption, as well as the necessary capacity and resources. The UK is focused on helping Nigeria overcome these challenges.

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Implementing Partners (Beta) A A PeaceWorks (1) ¦ AAUK (1) ¦ Action Against Hunger (UK) (2) ¦ ActionAid International (2) ¦ Adam Smith International (2) ¦ AECOM (7) ¦ Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ Atos IT Services Ltd (1) ¦ Baker Tilly Nigeria (10) ¦ Bank for International Settlements (1) ¦ BBC Media Action (2) ¦ Blue Camel Energy (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British High Commission - Nigeria (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ CANADEM (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ CBM - UK (1) ¦ Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Christian Aid (2) ¦ Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (1) ¦ Cleen Foundation (2) ¦ Coffey International Development (5) ¦ Columbia University (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (1) ¦ Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) (4) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (12) ¦ Crown Prosecution Service (1) ¦ DAI Europe (4) ¦ DAI Global Health (1) ¦ Department for Business Innovation and Skills (1) ¦ Department for International Development (60) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2) ¦ Development Pathways (1) ¦ Ecorys Nederland B.V. (1) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (1) ¦ European Commission - Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (1) ¦ Ground Truth Solutions (1) ¦ Harewelle International Limited (1) ¦ Harewelle International Limited (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ ICF Consulting Services Ltd (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (3) ¦ Impact Initiatives (1) ¦ Imperial College London (1) ¦ Innovations for Poverty Action (2) ¦ Institute of Development Studies (1) ¦ Integrity Action (1) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (5) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (5) ¦ International Committee of the Red Cross (1) ¦ International Institute for Environment and Development (1) ¦ International Monetary Fund (1) ¦ International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ International Rescue Committee (UK) (1) ¦ IPE Global Private Limited (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Leonard Cheshire Disability (1) ¦ Malaria Consortium (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Medical Research Council (1) ¦ Mercy Corps Europe (3) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (2) ¦ National Crime Agency (1) ¦ National Democratic Institute (2) ¦ National University of Ireland Galway (1) ¦ Niger Delta Stakeholders Initiative for Community Development and Empowerment (1) ¦ Open Society Initiative for West Africa (2) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (10) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (4) ¦ Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (3) ¦ Practical Action (2) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ River Path Associates (1) ¦ Royal United Services Institute (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (3) ¦ School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation (1) ¦ Sightsavers (2) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Stichting International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ Sustainability Institute (1) ¦ Tearfund (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Triple Line (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ UK - Department for International Development (1) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (2) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2) ¦ UK - Home Office (1) ¦ UK - Ministry of Defence (2) ¦ UK - National Crime Agency (2) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (4) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2) ¦ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (1) ¦ United Nations University (2) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (3) ¦ University College London (1) ¦ University of Ibadan (1) ¦ University of Manchester, The (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Sussex (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ West African NGO Network (2) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ World Bank, The (3) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (2) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (1) ¦ WYG International (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦ Youngstars Development Initiative (1) ¦ Youth Alive Foundation (1) ¦

6.49M

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

450K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

5.13M

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

780K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

10K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£308M

2019/2020