Niger Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Niger
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Niger and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Niger and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Niger.
News — Highlights
The global financial crisis is expected to have a major impact on low-income countries (LICs), especially in sub-Saharan Africa—and urgent action is required by LIC policymakers and the international community. The crisis is projected to increase the financing needs of LICs by at least US$25 billion in 2009, and much larger needs are possible.
The Balance of Payments Impact of the Food and Fuel Price Shocks on Low-Income African Countries: A Country-by-Country Assessment
Niger and The IMF
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth ECF Reviews, Approves US$16.52 Million Disbursement and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Niger
Niger: Second and Third Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Program Period and Arrangement, Rephrasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second and Third Reviews of Niger’s Extended Credit Facility and Approves US$34.9 Million Disbursement
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.