Report summary: Nigeria’s laws offer limited coverage for domestic workers, granting them entitlements to workplace injury benefit and pensions. However, domestic workers remain excluded from a vast majority of labor laws. Nigerian law also fails to offer dependent leave, flexible working arrangements, and adoptive leave to family caregivers across the country. As such, Nigeria is ranked as “Emerging” with a score of 3.16 on the GCPI.
|GDP (USD, billion)||432.3|
|Human Development Index||0.534|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||49%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||5.09%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||67%|
|Access to Electricity*||55.4%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||33%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||42.1%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.