Niger: World Bank Gives U.S.$ 100 Million for Reform Package

The World Bank on Tuesday approved U.S. $100 billion to support Niger's reform program. The bank's Country Director Ousmane Diagana, said the interest-free credits will help the country "deal with the ongoing food crisis in the Sahel and the impact of conflict in Mali and Libya."

A family in Diffa region in southeastern Niger

  • Niger:  Resilient Women in the Face of Hunger

    AlertNet, 6 May 2012

    One month after arriving at WFP, Executive Director Ertharin Cousin was out in the field in the central African nation of Niger, one of the countries most affected by the drought ... read more »

  • Niger:  With World Bank Support, Gov't Focuses On Reverse Migration

    World Bank, 22 March 2012

    On the sidelines of the joint annual review of the World Bank's portfolio in Niger, a loan agreement for US$15 million was signed last February between the Bank and the government. read more »

  • Niger:  IMF Executive Board Approves Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

    International Monetary Fund, 16 March 2012

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a new arrangement for Niger under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) in an amount equivalent to SDR ... read more »

  • Niger:  World Bank Provides Supplemental Credit to Help Nation Deal With Impact of Libyan Crisis and Drought

    World Bank, 23 February 2012

    New US$15 million credit will help cover additional financing needs for programs to deal with food insecurity and the reintegration of migrant workers returning from Libya read more »

  • Niger:  World Bank Sends Strong Signal of Re-Engagement With Country

    World Bank, 10 February 2012

    Fresh out of domestic political turmoil, Niger found itself facing uncertainties related to the debt crisis in the euro zone. These worries were further compounded by fallout from ... read more »

  • Niger:  Securing Country's Economic Future in Uncertain Global Economic Times

    International Monetary Fund, 21 December 2011

    Address to the Nigerien National Assembly By Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Niamey, As prepared for delivery read more »

  • Africa:  IMF Chief Calls for Better Resource Management

    This Day, 19 December 2011

    Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Largade, has decried the low level of financial services in Africa, despite efforts by countries to reform and ... read more »

  • Niger:  Country Takes Action to Reverse 50 Years of Food Insecurity

    World Bank, 1 September 2011

    Over the past 50 years, Niger-a mineral-rich, low-income country on the southern edge of the Sahara desert-has faced extended periods of drought, frequent food shortages, and some ... read more »

  • Niger:  Millions Need Help to Avoid Food Crisis

    UN News Service, 20 January 2011

    The United Nations food agencies are urging continued assistance for Niger, where acute malnutrition rates remain high despite a good harvest and millions need help to avoid ... read more »

  • Africa:  Food Security Support for Niger and Ethiopia

    African Development Bank, 4 November 2010

    The Global Agriculture and Food Security Fund (GAFSP) Steering Committee approved on, Wednesday, 3 November 2010 in Washington D.C., a USD 97-million grant allocations to three ... read more »