Niger Threshold - NECS
MCC’s $23.1 million Niger Threshold Program signed in March 2008, was suspended in December 2009 due to a pattern of actions by the Government that were inconsistent with MCC’s eligibility criteria. The total Program budget was reduced to $16.9 million. Following the country’s return to democratic rule, MCC made $2 million available from the original Program budget in July 2012 to complete and expand the girls’ education component of the Program. USAID, using some of those funds as well as its own funds, undertook the Niger Education and Community Strengthening (NECS) Project from 2013 to 2016, which continued the work of the IMAGINE (Improve the Education of Girls in Niger) Project of improving education outcomes.
Study Type: Independent Evaluation
Study Status: Completed