Priority area Health and basic education Improving the quality of education, setting up health centres

Germany is supporting the implementation of the Niger government’s programme for the education sector. The assistance being provided includes the construction and equipping of schoolrooms, further training for teachers and administrative staff, and increasing the intake capacities of primary schools.

Participants in a pilot project to improve educational opportunities for girls in the Torodi region of Niger

Participants in a pilot project to improve educational opportunities for girls in the Torodi region of Niger

Participants in a pilot project to improve educational opportunities for girls in the Torodi region of Niger

Cooperation partners are also receiving capacity building support in connection with education planning and administration, in particular with regard to managing staff resources.

The aim is to improve access to primary education and the quality and efficiency of primary education in the Niger. Through these activities Germany is contributing towards promoting equitable access to education for girls and boys, helping more children to complete their education, and reducing the differences in educational attainment between urban and rural areas.

The focus in the field of reproductive health is on developing and equipping rural health centres, and on introducing a results-oriented refund scheme for health care services. In view of the seriously high level of population growth, family planning information campaigns are being carried out. Furthermore, in the long term, the maternal and infant mortality rates in the Niger are to be reduced.

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visiting a health station in Niger

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visiting a health station in Niger

German Development Minister Gerd Müller visiting a health station in Niger