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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.

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JICA Niger Office
521 rue des Lacs, Pl521, Quartier Plateau, Commune 1, Niamey, Niger
(B.P. 10036, Niamey, Niger)

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July 31, 2020 Message from the Resident Representative
May 20, 2016 Working Hours and Holidays

News & Features

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.”
November 15, 2018 Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team

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