Ranked as 186 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) published by the UNDP in 2011, Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, and 43.1 percent of its population is living below 1.25 dollars per day. The economy of this country is based on the traditional agriculture and livestock industry, as well as the uranium industry which began to develop rapidly from the late 1970s.
In recent years, however, the economy suffers from an ongoing slowdown due to a decline of the volume of agricultural production that leads to the steep rise in food prices, and also serious food crisis arose in 2005 and 2010 due to severe drought. JICA's support to Niger is primarily focused on: 1) education, 2) agriculture and rural development, and 3) health.
|July 31, 2020||Message from the Resident Representative|
|May 20, 2016||Working Hours and Holidays|
|June 1, 2021||The evolving “School for All” project: Expanding to 53,000 schools in eight African countries, promoting children’s learning, school lunches, and hand washing awareness|
|September 18, 2020||Emergency Assistance to Niger in Response to Flood Disaster|
|December 6, 2019||The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics is awarded to development economists: How JICA utilizes their evidence and methodologies|
|October 11, 2019||Signing of Grant Agreement with Niger: Contributing to the improvement of the living of farmers and food security|
|July 25, 2019||TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 7 — Junko Nakazawa, JICA expert: The ‘School for All’ project has spread to 45,000 schools; “I hope to expand schools that community members, parents, and teachers support together all throughout Africa.”|