Not to be missed countries

AmplifyChange will support groups in all eligible countries for each grant type, 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 , known as ‘not to be missed’ (NTBM) countries. We do not want these countries to be overlooked, so civil society groups in these countries receive particular attention in our outreach and 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 partner 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 African and South Asian countries, and for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) 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 create a unique index based on six themes: the five priorities of AmplifyChange plus Rights and Social Development as a proxy indicator for gross national income. A summary co-efficient is created for each priority and added together equally to create the AmplifyChange score.

To create the summary co-efficient, three to four indicators are selected for each theme. These indicators are taken from a variety of sources, including demographic health surveys, UN and World Bank data. Sources and indicators are selected based on availability for the range of countries, as well as relevance to AmplifyChange core priority themes. The diagram below illustrates the indicators for each theme.

Text version of the Not to be missed countries diagram available here.

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