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Funding for sanitation practices in Nigera, and other news (29 May 2019)

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From funding to reduce poor sanitation practices in Nigeria, to ending gender based violence

Every week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • A recent survey by Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping in Nigeria has found that 32 states are at the risk of disease outbreaks due to poor sanitation. The Federal Government have announced they will contribute N10 billion to end the practice open defecation, which so far has only been achieved in 11 council areas. Read more in Punch Nigeria.

  • The United Arab Emirates have pledged $10 million towards ending sexual and gender based violence on an international level. The UAE’s ‘100 percent women’ policy aims to ensure a commitment to protection for women and girls in all UAE funded humanitarian programmes. Read more in Arabian Business.

  • Germany has partially stopped funding in Uganda, holding back Shs400 billion of aid, as an incentive to speed up corruption investigations around aid money being stolen in 2018. Read more in Daily Monitor (Uganda).

  • Restating its commitment to investment in educational interventional programmes, The Nigerian Stock Exchange has donated N10 million to a primary school in Maiduguri. This is part of their commitment to a three year funding scheme for the school, which was donated to the Borno State Government in 2017 to help Internally Displaced Persons. Read more in This Day Live.

  • With the support of development partners, including USAID, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Group and DFID, Islamabad’s Federal Board of Revenue aim to have the National Single Window (NSW) to manage external trade operational by 2021. The NSW will simplify procedures and remove the need for physical engagement between traders and regulators. Read more in The Dawn.