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Niger Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (January - December 2019)

Countries: Niger | Operations ID: NE01 | Operations type: Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP)

T-ICSP approved by the ED in December 2018.

Revision 01 approved by the ED in July 2019.

An average of 5.6 million people in Niger are unable to fully meet their food and nutrition needs because of insufficient food availability, inadequate production, security constraints, demographic growth, socio-cultural and structural gender inequalities, among others. Of these, about 2.65 million are affected year-on-year. The global acute malnutrition (10.3 percent) and the stunting (42.2 percent) rates exceed the WHO’s threshold for a “critical” nutrition situation. Conflict in neighbouring countries affects Niger’s security, economy, migration, humanitarian needs and long-term development.

Building on the three previous operations (PRRO 200961, EMOP 200777 and SO 200792), this one-year T-ICSP will continue to respond to the needs of economically poor women, men, girls and boys, contributing to the following strategic outcomes:

  • Crisis-affected populations, including refugees and IDPs, in targeted areas are able to meet their basic food and nutrition needs during and in the aftermath of crises.
  • Food insecure primary school-age children, in targeted regions have access to adequate and nutritious food all year-round.
  • Nutritionally vulnerable groups including children, pregnant women and adolescent girls in targeted areas have enhanced nutritional status all year-round.
  • Food insecure populations and communities exposed to climate shocks in targeted areas have more resilient livelihoods and sustainable food systems all year-round.
  • National institutions have strengthened capacities to manage gender equitable food-security, nutrition, and social protection and resilience building programmes by 2030.
  • Humanitarian and development partners have access to common services to access and operate in targeted areas throughout the year.

There is no essential strategic change, except the T-ICSP brings a greater coherence and integration, including through strengthened integration of gender, between the resilience and crisis response windows, particularly in refugee and crisis-affected areas where relief will be implemented as part of a longer-term strategy to enhance self-reliance and strengthen livelihoods.