Niger Economic Outlook

  • Relying mainly on agriculture, real GDP growth rose from 4.1% in 2013 to 7.1% in 2014, and could reach 6.0% in 2015.
  • Though the promotion of the private sector is still hindered by significant constraints, the government has taken steps to speed up the implementation of its medium-term development plan and encourage mining.
  • The national land-use policy and the decentralisation policy address the problem of spatial inclusion, even though their impact is limited by challenges related to demographics, the transfer of resources and weak institutional capacities.

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Key Facts

Capital: Niamey
Area: 1,267,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 17.8 Million
Urban Population 2015: 18.32%
Female Population 2015: 49.61%
GDP: US$ 7.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 390
Inflation Rate: 1.89%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 49.67%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 186
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.304
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 545.6 Million

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Department West Africa Region

Mr. Franck Perrault, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème  Etage, Immeuble  CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: (+225) 20 20 40 46