Niger : First Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

December 20, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

With the second lowest Human Development Index and the highest population growth rate in the world, Niger is facing a daunting development agenda. Despite terrorist incursions from abroad and depressed prices for key uranium exports, the economy is expected to expand by 5.2 percent in both 2017 and 2018. Growth should rise to 5.5 percent thereafter as reform efforts trump continued headwinds and Niger benefits from substantial donor support. The government enjoys a comfortable political majority but capacity remains a bottleneck for reform implementation.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/394

English

Publication Date:

December 20, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484334447/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NEREA2017003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

64

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