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Niger - Modernizing trade during a mining boom : Niger - La modernisation du commerce pendant un boom minier (French)

Niger is a very poor country, in spite of its promising potential. However, it has enjoyed periods of prosperity, notably from 1975 to 1982 when economic growth averaged 7.5 percent per year, due to a uranium boom. In 1980, Niger was richer than Mali and Burkina Faso. The boom was short-lived, and political problems appeared. On the other hand, Niger faces formidable challenges which must not be under-estimated. It is confronted with a harsh climate, with 89 percent of its territory receiving less than 350 mm of rain per year, which is highly variable and results in regular droughts. The country is exposed to the gradual advance of the Sahara desert as well as locust invasions. It is also land-locked, the closest port being over 1000 km from its capital. Any country, but especially one so small, must take full advantage of regional and global trade opportunities if it is to prosper. This Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) is intended to provide a broad overview of the key elements for successful integration into external markets, both through access to low-cost imports and especially through the development and diversification of exports. It pays particular attention to the role that trade can play in poverty reduction. It is fully in line with Niger's new strategy for accelerated development and poverty reduction. Indeed, that strategy refers to this study as a key input and identifies the same set of priority sectors as sources of growth rural development, artisanal crafts, tourism, and mining. This study is also consistent with the rural development strategy which emphasizes various export-oriented agro-pastoral sub-sectors.

Details

  • Document Date

    2008/12/01

  • Document Type

    Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study

  • Report Number

    50216

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Niger,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2012/06/12

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Niger - La modernisation du commerce pendant un boom minier

  • Keywords

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Niger - Modernizing trade during a mining boom : Niger - La modernisation du commerce pendant un boom minier (French). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/721131468324033483/Niger-La-modernisation-du-commerce-pendant-un-boom-minier