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Niger is a vast landlocked country with an estimated population of 15 million, the majority of whom live along a narrow band of arable land on the country’s southern border. The economy is dominated by agricultural activity. The World Bank’s IDA portfolio supports projects in water, rural development, HIV/AIDS, education, health, natural disaster management, and an Emergency Food Security Support Project to mitigate the impact of food price hikes.

16.1 Million
GDP per capita
GDP growth
Life Expectancy
Income Level
Poverty Ratio
43.6% PPP 08
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 10
Proposed Bank projects 1
Start of Bank partnership April 1963
Total Bank Investment 1,831 ($ billions)

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Country Data
year 2009
44.6% in 2009
Merchandise trade (% of GDP)
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Supporting Niger's Development

Supporting Niger's Development (en francais)

Following a donors meeting in Paris, Makhtar Diop discusses Niger's strong performance and the need for continued development aid.

In Niger, Communities Respond to Climate, Food Crises

Droughts are more persistent in Niger, making food security a rising problem, and communities are responding.
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