About us

UNDP in Nigeria

Who we are

UNDP is the United Nations largest agency with a mandate to erradicate poverty, through sustainable and inclusive human development. UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.

What we do

UNDP continues to support, the government in the implementation of development intervantions aimed at meeting the medium to long term goals enshrined the; Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020; National Vision 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.

What do we want to accomplish?

The ultimate goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Nigeria, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and to ensure a future that offers equality, dignity and opportunity for all. UNDP works in partnership with the federal Government of Nigeria, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities to help identify local solutions to meet global and national development challenges through a range of interventions that combine UNDP’s expertise and comparative advantage in the areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.

What are our results?

Every year, we document the achievements made by the Government of Nigeria and the strides the country is making in making poverty a thing of the past, reducing inequality, safegaurding the environment and strengthening democratic governance. Our accomplishments are reflected in efficient delivery of development results for the betterment of Nigerians.

Our Annual Reports provide an overview of our results and the partnerships that facilitate their realisation. Please refer to each of the Annual Reports below for results with a particular year;

  1. 2016 Annual Report
  2. 2015 Annual Report
  3. 2014 Annual Report

~170 Million



Poverty rate

3.4 Million

Population with HIV


Human Dev. Index


Youth unemployment


Life expectancy (2016)


Literacy rate 15-24 (Females)


Literacy rate 15-24 (Males)


National Assembly Rep. (Women)