Support to the Operationalisation of the Education and Training Sector Programme

  • P Project/Program

Key Information

The education sector in Niger has received a lot of support, which mainly resulted in an approved access to schooling. This intervention is aligned with the ongoing decentralisation process in Niger. This decentralisation process has been initiated about ten years ago and is based on a full deconcentration to the municipal level. The new institutional environment offers opportunities for action for regions and municipalities and the ability to promote their educational policy themselves. In fact, mobilising different actors to develop a Regional Sector Plan for Education and Training (RSPET) is essential in order to better reflect both the needs expressed by the regions and the local stakeholders of the decentralisation and the Sectoral Programme for Education and Training objectives, including those related to the quality and governance of the education system. Through access to quality education, economically and socially marginalized adults and children can escape poverty and become participants in democratic processes, the fight against discrimination and enhanced growth.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2016 - 2020




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COVID-19 Response


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • School quality
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)


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School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased re-enrolment in school among dropouts
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms