Country infoNiger

Population: 17.16 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 370/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 60% (2007)
Literacy rate: 29% (2005)
Human Development Index: Index: 187th out of 187 countries (2012)


Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is prone to political instability and exogenous shocks, notably droughts which cause chronic food insecurity. It is not expected to achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals. Over the past twenty years, Niger’s social indicators have improved significantly. Gross primary school enrolment has increased from 40 % in 2003 to 73% in 2012, with the ratio of girls to boys in primary school increasing from 25% to 40%. Although the mortality rate for children under five has decreased, it remains extremely high at 130 per 1,000 in 2010. HIV/AIDS prevalence has remained stable at 0.7%, one of the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
Preservation of the addax antilope
The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF)


The project built on the Foundation’s commitment to the preservation of the addax antelope and more generally to the cohabitation of peoples and the natural environment. 

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