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Les Conditions Économiques du Niger se Détériorent et Rendent les Citoyens Pessimistes / Niger's Deteriorating Economic Conditions make Citizens Pessimistic

The economic situation in Niger has experienced variations whose impact has been felt on the living conditions of the citizens. From 2012 to 2016, the growth rate of the Nigerian economy went from 11.8% to 5% with an average rate of 6.7%. This rate …

Les Milieux D’affaires et Politique vus Comme le Siège D’une Corruption Croissante au Niger/ Business and Political Circles Seen as the Seat of Growing Corruption in Niger

The phenomenon of corruption is fairly entrenched in Niger, according to Transparency International (2018), which ranks the country 114th out of 180 countries. Faced with this scourge, the High Authority against Corruption and Assimilated Offenses (…

Réformes Agricoles, Emploi et Réduction de la Pauvreté: Une Analyse en Équilibre Général Dynamique / Agricultural Reforms, Employment and Poverty reduction: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis

Niger aims to mobilize and leverage water resources to meet its irrigation water needs. This study evaluates the impact of large-scale water mobilization on macroenomic aggregates: agricultural production, employment, household income, and poverty…

Report from the Scoping Mission by the Twende Mbele Programme to Niger: Scoping Mission Report: Niger

The Twende Mbele program scoping mission in Niger was conducted under favorable conditions and provided a synoptic view of the country's monitoring and evaluation system. It has yielded satisfactory results as relates to the terms of reference, and …

Rapport de la Mission Exploratoire du Programme Twende Mbele au Niger / Report of the Exploratory Mission of the Twende Mbele Program in Niger

As part of the development of evaluation in Africa and strengthening South-South cooperation, Benin, South Africa and Uganda have contributed to the design of an innovative program called "Twende Mbele" which means "Let's all move forward "in Swahi…

Prospects for the G5 Sahel Countries to 2040

The G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – are confronted with multiple challenges. This report uses the International Futures forecasting system to analyse the likely development trajectory of these five countries to …

Managing Trafficking in Northern Niger

This report examines the risks in this approach but also the dangers in adopting the harder line that some Western governments are pushing for. It focuses on the most lucrative illicit businesses, in migrants, gold and illegal drugs. Research was ca…

Violent Extremism, Organised Crime and Local Conflicts in Liptako-Gourma

This report analyses the links between violent extremism, illicit activities and local conflicts in the Liptako-Gourma region. Addressing regional instability in the long term requires empirical data that helps explain the local dynamics that fuel i…

Securitisation of Migration in Africa: The Case of Agadez in Niger

This report discusses the securitisation of intra-African migration and its unintended consequences. It has four sections. The first provides a conceptual overview of the securitisation of migration and sheds light on its practical manifestations on…

The Central Sahel: Scene of New Climate Wars?

Sahelian countries and their international partners should formulate a more accurate and nuanced definition of the relationship between climate change and violence, and more broadly between resource depletion and violence. To paraphrase Tor Benjamin…

Sidelining the Islamic State in Niger’s Tillabery

Niger is under pressure both internally and from foreign partners to ramp up military activity and target Islamic State militants following their recent deadly attacks. The past few years, however, have shown that Niamey cannot confront the insurgen…

Community Engagement in Fighting Transnational Organised Crime in the Liptako-Gourma

Although transnational organised crime (ToC) has, for decades, been going on in the three-border region spanning Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger (known as the LiptakoGourma), analyses show that socio-economic vulnerabilities and state criminalisation …

Spillovers from Off-farm Self-employment Opportunities in Rural Niger

Agricultural households in Niger face constraints that may hinder agricultural production and threaten food security. A rural exodus is also resulting from a lack of formal and decent wage employment. The way to enhance agricultural production and…

Frontière Niger-Mali: Mettre l’outil Militaire au Service d’une Approche Politique / The Niger-Mali Border: Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy

Clashes along the Niger-Mali border have claimed dozens of lives over the past few months. For years, the circulation of weapons and increasing inter communal tensions have contributed to the region’s mounting insecurity. Since Mali’s 2012 crisis, j…

West Africa Insight Vol 5 No.1: Secessionist Movement

This journal comprises several articles. The first article on page 4 is titled: Biafran Separatist Agitations in Nigeria: Causes, trajectories, scenarios and the way forward by Prof. Jideofor Adibe discusses the causes of the civil war in the Republ…

Impact of Mining and Oil Boom on the Labour Market and Economic Development in Niger

This paper analyzes the impacts of mining and petroleum sector expansion on economic growth and the labour market through allocation policies. We use a static CGE (computable general equilibrium) model based on PEP 1-1 with some modifications. The…

Impact de l’essor minier et pétrolier sur le marché du travail et développement économique au Niger

This paper analyzes the impact of mining and oil sectors expansion on economic growth and labor market through allocation policies. We use a static CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) model based on PEP 1-1 with some modifications. The results sh…

Spillovers from Off-farm Self-employment Opportunities in Rural Niger

The agricultural sector is the main economic activity in peri-urban and rural Niger. Yet, farm households still face constraints related to climate change and agricultural factors that may hinder agricultural production and threaten food security. …

Développement minier et pétrolier et politiques de dépenses publiques au Niger: une analyse en équilibre général calculable dynamique / Mining and petroleum development and public expenditure policies in Niger

This study analyses public expenditure options based on mining resources and oil, and their impact on economic variables in Niger. The question asked is how the State of Niger can make the most effective use of mining and petroleum resources for so…

Overview of Key Livelihood Activities in Northern Niger

This research paper focuses on important livelihood activities in the licit economy of northern Niger and how it evolved. This paper will attempt to highlight the important historical dates that changed the dynamics in northern Niger, and different…

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