♦ Facts

2019 GDP $9.50 billion, 2018 GDP per Capita $414, a 10.14% increase from 2017

2019, IFC input $1.2 billion funding from Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

3 Main Export commodities:

  1. Gold
  2. Other Oily Seeds
  3. Refined Petroleum

3 Main Import commodities:

  1. Packed Medicaments
  2. Cement
  3. Palm Oil

President: Mahamadou Issoufou

WHO participation:

  • WHO offers a large batch of medicines and medical materials to the Government of Niger for the care of vulnerable populations in 4 regions of Niger. The total cost of the donation for the 4 regions is 418,489.80 USD, or about 249,532,913.05 FCFA. All of these donations were made possible thanks to the support of the Central Emergency Response Fund for Humanitarian Emergencies (CERF), and the World Health Organization with its own funds.

2019 Population 22,807,472,

Capital : Niamey 1,252,000 population

  • 49.6%, 0-14 years old
  • 48.1%, 15-64 years old
  • 2.3%, 65 years old and above

2019 contraceptive prevalence in Niger was 11

♦ Telecom Subs

  • Airtel
  • Orange
  • Moov
  • Maroc Telecom
  • Niger Telecom
  • Atlantique Telecom

♦ Education Related 

Education System

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Illiterate Population

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Literacy Rate

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♦ COVID-19 Update

  • On Tuesday, May 12, authorities announced that the curfew in place in Niamey since Saturday, March 28, to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will be lifted with immediate effect. Additionally, the government announced the reopening of places of worship throughout the country as of Wednesday, May 13, on the condition that worshippers respect social distancing measures and wear face masks. Authorities previously extended the suspension of all international commercial flights until Saturday, May 23. A curfew remains in place between 21:00 and 05:00 (local time) throughout the rest of the country. Niger’s borders remain closed except for freight and emergency services. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places.