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Niger

A country with potential

Following a military coup, free and fair elections were held in Niger in both 2011 and 2015, leading to democratically legitimised civilian governments. Nevertheless, attacks by terrorists and militant groups – especially by Boko Haram in the south – continue to pose a threat for internal security. Despite debt relief, financial aid and funding, the economic and social situation for the majority of the population remains dire. Stable economic growth of approximately 4.4 % barely makes any inroads into the poverty rate, especially because the population is growing rapidly by 4.1 % annually, a rate almost unequaled on the global scale. The reduction of poverty and the containment of population growth are therefore major challenges for Niger. Yet, the country also has potential: It is rich in natural resources, having large deposits of uranium for example.

Landkarte von Niger

Further information

Transparency Portal

Learn more about our projects in Niger and their results.

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Contact

KfW Office Niamey

Director KfW Office: Markus Schlömann

Maison de la Coopération Allemande

B.P. 11046

Niamey

Niger

Phone

+227 20 73 93 06

Fax

+227 20 73 27 02

eMail

kfw.niamey@kfw.de