‘Not to be missed’ countries

AmplifyChange will support groups in all of the eligible countries for each type of grant, but we recognise that there are some countries that face particular challenges when considering their progress against key sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) indicators.

We have identified 25 countries that are most off-track on the AmplifyChange priorities and we do not want these countries to be overlooked. We call these ‘not to be missed countries’ (NTBMC).

Civil society groups in these countries receive particular attention in our outreach, during proposal development and grant management stages.

We keep this group of countries under review and update them in light of evidence from applicant and grantee experiences.


Current list of ‘not to be missed’ countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Eritrea
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

How we identify ‘not to be missed’ countries

We examine available evidence for all sub-Saharan Africa and South Asian countries, and for countries of the wider South (Latin America, Pacific Asia, North Africa and West Asia) that are classified by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as ‘least developed’, ‘other least developed’ or ‘lower-middle-income countries’ and are official development assistance (ODA) recipients*.

We created a unique index based on six themes; the five priorities of AmplifyChange, plus Rights and Social Development

We used the latter as a proxy indicator for gross national income, and also because it represents an important aspect underlying sexual and reproductive health and rights. A summary co-efficient was created for each theme and each priority coefficient was added together equally to create the AmplifyChange score.

To create the summary co-efficient, two-to-three indicators were selected for each theme. These indicators were taken from a variety of sources, including demographic health surveys, UN and World Bank data.

Sources and indicators were selected based on availability for the range of countries, as well as relevance to AmplifyChange core themes. The diagram below illustrates the indicators for each theme. Availability of indicators and statistics was a major determinant of the final indicator selection in the AmplifyChange score. Indicators represent:

Sexual and reproductive health outcomes; legal rights and institutional performance; health behavioural practices, including use of services and harmful practices; knowledge; attitude and acceptance measures.


*OECD – DAC List of ODA Recipients, Effective for reporting on 2018, 2019 and 2020 flows. Accessed online, August 2019.