The DFID Nigeria has commissioned this Literature Review on the Economic Position of Women and Girls in Northern Nigeria as background work that is intended to inform an early preparation of the design of tender documents for the Improving Agricultural Markets in Northern Nigeria (IAMINN) programme. It is also in preparation for discussions during a visit by Mark Lowcock (DFID Director General, International). The objective is to undertake a summary of existing analysis on the issue as well as constraints and opportunities for change.
The scope of work covers women and adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria – defined as all 19 states and where necessary and relevant for the analysis, the report identified differences between sub regions. The Methodology was mainly a review of published and unpublished materials.