Country programme document for Nigeria (2023-2027)

CPD for Nigeria (2023-2027)

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Country programme document for Nigeria (2023-2027)

March 1, 2023

Anchored in the 2030 Agenda and African Union Agenda 2063, and drawing lessons from the mid-term review of the 2018-2022 Country Programme Document (CPD), the new CPD for 2023–2027 represents UNDP contributions to Government of Nigeria development efforts and UNDSCF. The CPD is aligned to the National Development Plan 2021–2025, which aims to foster socio-economic recovery, and restore macroeconomic stability, good governance, and growth through socio-economic transformation for sustainable development. The CPD was informed by the analysis and recommendations from the Independent Country Programme Evaluation (ICPE). These include adopting a balanced mix of upstream and downstream interventions where gender considerations are adequately mainstreamed; enhancing peace building and stabilization 


The UNDP programmatic response in Nigeria has two objectives: socio-economic recovery in the medium term and structural transformation for inclusive and sustainable development to achieve the SDGs by 2030. This is translated into the three linked priorities of inclusive growth, climate change, and governance, peace, and security. Adhering to the principle of “Leaving No One Behind” gender equality and empowerment will be prioritized along with vulnerable groups, poor, female-headed households, and people living with disabilities. UNDP will mainstream volunteerism into programme implementation strategies as a valuable way of achieving the SDGs by 2030. The programme is flexible and responsive to addressing emerging issues and reflect extensive collaborations with multiple stakeholders. 


The UNDP CPD for 2023 to 2027 contributes to the United Nations development system (UNDS) overall objective in the UNDSCF that promotes inclusive human-rights based and gender-sensitive development in Nigeria for the acceleration and achievement of the 2030 Agenda and African Union Agenda 2063. As such, UNDP will contribute to UNDS outcomes in the UNDSCF, by focusing on (i) establishing a strong foundation for a diversified and inclusive economy, (ii) building a solid framework and enhancing capacities to consolidate peace, strengthen security and social cohesion and ensure good governance, and (iii) enhancing capacities for climate resilience and sustainable access to energy.