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Extract of the Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: Geography, Economics and Security, 2014.‌‌ 

11 March 2015 

The country’s Human Development Index (HDI) was the lowest in the world in 2014. Per capita GDP in 2013 was USD 778 (PPP), just over half that of Mali, and one-sixth that of Nigeria. The fertility rate was 7.6 children per woman of childbearing age in 2013, and the annual population growth rate was 3.9% (compared to 3% in Mali and Chad, and 1.9% in Algeria). 75% of the population live below the poverty line. The poverty rate is higher in rural areas where 82% of the population live. A fragile country, grappling with structural food and nutrition insecurity,
Niger is caught in a tectonic of threats which are sharply increasing on its borders with Libya and Nigeria. Oil exploitation, which began in 2011, offers some hope in the economic sector.

No.19: Niger: internal fragility and external threats

Maps & Facts

Drawing on data produced within WAF 2011-12: Settlement, Market & Food Security, this interactive tool allows users to map, graph and compare 40 indicators for 17 West African countries and eight sub-regional groupings.

We publish every week a new map within our "Maps & Facts" series.


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