Niger - Assessment Letter for the World Bank and the European Union

Date: June 2, 2011
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Summary:Niger’s macroeconomic performance in 2010 was strong, mainly reflecting the exceptional 2010–11 harvest. The bumper crop and the completion of the year-long transition to democracy have also brightened the near-term economic outlook. The recently-adopted revised 2011 budget foresees an increase in expenditure financed in large part by the expected pick-up in external support, helped by the freeing up of resources as ill-targeted fuel price subsidies are gradually phased out. The authorities have expressed a wish to initiate discussions on an economic program that could be supported by the Fund under the Extended Credit Facility in the coming months.

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Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Assessment letters | Niger | Political economy | Economic growth | Oil sector | Mining sector | Financial management | Transparency | Economic indicators | World Bank | European Union