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Les résultats de l’iniciative SWEDD

Investir dans l’autonomisation des femmes et le capital humain en tant que stratégie de développement pour la croissance

Progress made

Supporting women's empowerment

Generating demand for products and services in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and nutritional health (RMNCNH) through social communication and empowerment of women

903 504

New users of modern contraception methods


1 050 472

Girls and teenagers supported to enrol and stay in school



The retention rate of teenage girls enrolled in secondary schools thanks to the SWEDD project


400 760

Girls and young women trained in income-generating activities in safe areas


139 538

Girls empowered economically through employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and financial management training.


30 000

Husbands enrolled in community clubs that encourage men's involvement in gender equality and reproductive health issues


15 000

Religious leaders actively promote the empowerment of girls and women in rural communities, addressing harmful norms and practices


Des millions

The number of people made aware of reproductive, maternal and child health through social and behaviour change campaigns


Strengthening the supply chain down to the last mile and healthcare staff capabilities


Harmonising registration and product quality control in the SWEDD area


Increasing the number of midwives


Strengthening training in the health sector by setting up three regional centres of excellence

10 800 midwives

Trained in services for teenagers and new technologies


Raising awareness among decision-makers


Setting up regional networks comprising religious and traditional leaders, parliamentarians, young people and journalists


Creating 7 national observatories on the demographic dividend


Drawing up a programming guide on the demographic dividend

Over 480 national experts

Trained to run the National Demographic Dividend Observatories (NDDOs) to facilitate the collection of information on the demographic dividend and the vulnerability of women and girls.  This information enables decision-makers to base their policies on observed population trends.

An already considerable impact

Increased contraceptive prevalence, with an additional 4,302,000 women taking contraception

Improvement in women's average income

Reduction in the number of child marriages

Health and food challenges

Progress has been made, but there are still challenges to be overcome if we are to reap the demographic dividend.

High maternal mortality

Loss of 90% of the surface area of Lake Chad

Famine, malnutrition, undernutrition

Coastal erosion

Coastal erosion

Epidemics (e.g. cholera due to flooding)


Scaling up the SWEDD project requires more resources from governments, technical and financial partners, the private sector and economic communities. An investment framework was thus created to consolidate the achievements and ensure greater dissemination of the project.