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“Empowering Women as Key Leaders in Promoting Community-based Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risks Reduction Initiatives in Niger Delta Region”

This report, therefore, captures the proceedings of a three-day inception workshop of the research project titled “Empowering Women as Key Leaders in Promoting Community-based Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risks Reduction Initiatives in Ni…

Réformes Agricoles, Emploi et Réduction de la Pauvreté au Niger / Agricultural Reforms, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Niger

Better use of surface water for agricultural purposes would contribute to achieving the "Zero Hunger" objective of the 3N Initiative by increasing the production, and therefore the availability, of agricultural products at the local level, job crea…

From Vulnerability to Resilience: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger

"Challenging climatic conditions, limited arable land, intense population pressures and a history of political upheaval have undermined Niger’s development prospects – 60% of its people live on less than $1 per day. For decades, Nigerien farmers cle…

Wealth Through Integration Regional Integration and Poverty-Reduction Strategies in West Africa

"Could regional integration be a first step toward joining the global market? In a context where liberalizing trade has not produced the expected gains in developing countries and growth in global trade has not led to the expected economic growth, a…

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2014

In ‘Has the Rise of China in Africa made Democratisation Less Likely?’ the article draws on Denis Tull’s insightful framework for thinking about Chinese activities in Africa to demonstrate the need for greater nuance in the way we assess China’s imp…

Rethinking Border Management Strategies in West Africa : Experience from the Sahel

"This Policy Brief discusses border management challenges in light of the Mali and Sahel crises.It argues for documentation of existing national strategies on border management and their alignment into an ECOWAS strategy. These strategies, when enfo…

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm

The Sahel, often seen as a haven for armed radical groups, this area is the latest new frontier in the West’s counter-terrorism campaign. This report concentrates on a vertical axis between southern Libya and Northern Nigeria, with a relatively stab…

‘The Disease is Unbelief’: Boko Haram’s Religious and Political Worldview

"This paper argues that the combination of exclusivism and grievance has provided the ideological framework for Boko Haram’s violence toward the Nigerian state, other Muslims and Christians. The paper draws on primary sources, such as the founder’s …

The Niger-Libya Corridor Smugglers’ Perspectives

The particular focus of this study is on the smugglers facilitating the unprecedented flow of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to Libya. There is a specific focus on the smuggling corridor that links northern Niger to southern Libya. This smuggling …

Empowerment and Agricultural Production Evidence from Rural Households in Niger

"Niger is a landlocked Sahelian country, two-thirds of which is in the Sahara desert, with only one-eighth of the land considered arable. Nevertheless, more than 90 percent of Niger’s labor force is employed in agriculture, which is predominantly su…

The Impact of Economic Partnership Agreements between ECOWAS and the EU on Niger

The aim of this study was to assess the economic impact on Niger of the trade component of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union. The study used a partial equ…

Mining and Petroleum Development and Public Spending Policies in Niger: A Dynamic Calculable General Equilibrium Analysis

This paper is also available in French: Développement minier et pétrolier et politiques de dépenses publiques au Niger : une analyse en équilibre général calculable dynamique. This study analyzes public spending options from mining and oil resourc…

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…

Impact of COVID-19 in Central Sahel

This Policy Paper analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso and highlights that COVID-19 is not a direct cause of disruption, but a major health crisis that adds to the existing humanitarian, security, and governance crises. Th…

Flood Risk Mitigation in Niger Delta Region: Strategies for Protecting Buildings and Properties

Flood-proofing does not guarantee that Mother Nature would not prevail in the event of a flood. However, a well-though-out flood mitigation plan in combination with property-flood insurance will significantly reduce the risk of flood damage for prop…

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Communities: The Case of Delta State

Historically speaking, women have played key roles in the struggle for environmental justice and sustainable development in the Niger Delta region. As the most vulnerable group to the impacts of climate change, many rural women in the Niger Delta ar…

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