Monday, 7 September 2015

REFORMS to Address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  1. Problem: Nigeria ranked low in most measure of human development and was spending a large chunk of its resources on servicing external debt rather than investing in human development.

    Reform Actions:
    Securing debt relief from the Paris Club of Creditors and establishing the Office of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on MDGs
    - Conditional Grants Scheme for states
    - Conditional Grants Scheme for Local Government
    - Conditional Cash Transfer
    - Village Health Worker Scheme
    - Midwives Service Scheme
    - Roll-back Malaria Scheme
    - Nigeria MDGs Information System
    - MDGs Acceleration Framework for Goal 5
    - Development of Post 2015 Development Framework
  • Main Achievements: 
    (a) Nigeria has attained self sufficiency in food supply and met Goal 1 of the MDGs; 
    (b) numerous projects in water and sanitation, health, education, Power and economic and social development; 
    (c) reduction in prevalence of HIV/ AIDS from 5.4% in 1999 to 3.4% in 2013; and 
    (d) fall in maternal mortality from 800 deaths per 100,000 births in 2003 to 350 deaths per 100,000 births is 2012.

    Key Challenges: 
    (a) slow implementation of projects at the sub-national level; 
    (b) low capacity for funds utilisation at the sub-national level; 
    (c) security challenges, particularly in the northern part of the country; and 
    (d) unscientific cultural beliefs hampering efforts at health improvement.

    Reference:  Public Service Reforms in Nigeria (1999-2014) - A Comprehensive Review

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