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Findings from a Social Analysis of Nigeria for Women Project

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We are delighted to share the report “Nigeria for Women: Social Analysis”. The report synthesizes findings from qualitative and quantitative studies, and a literature review, conducted in 2017, exploring Nigerian women’s involvement in community institutions.


The report provides new insights into:

  • Women’s awareness of, trust in and engagement with a range of community institutions, including religious organisations, women’s groups, savings groups and trade associations;
  • Women’s livelihoods and the challenges faced by women in running businesses;
  • Access to credit and reasons for borrowing.


The study concludes with recommendations for engaging women via community institutions.

This study was led by SDDirect and associates including Sue Phillips, Dr Philly Desai, Mark Speed, Laura MacLean, in collaboration with the Theatre for Development Centre, Zaria, and Kantar-TNS. Key contributors to the report were Professor Steve Abah, Mariam Fagebi, Ngukwase Surma, Ayisha Osori, Sally Baden and Caroline Enye, 

Read the full report here. 

Read and disseminate the summary of the report here.



The report was funded by the Word Bank Group as part of the Nigeria For Women Programme.