République du Niger

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Niger is a large country located in West Africa, with an area of 1,267,000 km2. It has a population estimated at 19.3 million inhabitants in 2016, 87.1% of which are young people under 35 and 52.1% of which are women. 80% of the population lives in rural areas. The Niger economy, which recorded a 5% growth rate in 2016, is dominated by the primary sector (agriculture (including livestock), mining (uranium), and informal trading activities) which contributed 39% of GDP.     At the crossroads of sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, Niger is a multicultural country. Niger is part of ECOWAS and is also a member of the West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU). Rich in natural mine resources (gold, coal, oil, uranium, etc.) and with a young and ambitious population, Niger intends to build a new vision driven by policies founded on a clear intent to reduce poverty and inequality through transformation on all levels.

The economy is highly vulnerable to harsh climatic conditions which make food insecurity a structural problem. In 2017, Niger was ranked 187th out of 188 countries on the UNDP's Human Development Index. With a poverty rate of 48.9% and a per capita income of $420, Niger is one of the world's poorest nations.

S.E. M. Lamine Zeine Ali Mahaman
Premier Ministre, Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances
Alternate Governor
S.E. M. Boubacar Moumouni Saidou
Ministre Délégué auprès du Premier Ministre, Chargé des Finances