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Niger

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  • USAID’s resilience activities help communities in Niger transform themselves from being perpetually dependent on assistance, to self-reliant and empowered communities that have the tools to address challenges and meet their own needs.

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  • USAID partners with the Government of Niger to improve its ability to respond directly to citizen concerns for inclusion and improved services.

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  • USAID is working to improve health and nutrition outcomes, and expand the prevention and treatment of malaria in Niger

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  • USAID is enhancing the educational opportunities available to Nigeriens by increasing access to quality education in schools and improving community participation in education.

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Youth in the Diffa region of Niger call for peace and reconciliation through dance.
Traveling Dance Troupe in Niger Fosters Reconciliation
Students present their sewing studio creations
Sewing Studio Opens Up New Opportunities For Youth In Niger

About Niger

Niger, an emerging democracy landlocked in the increasingly unstable Sahel region, consistently ranks at or near the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index.

Despite the country's increased economic growth, the poor infrastructure, extremely low education levels, and multiple concurrent natural disasters have hampered broad-based development. Economic progress is further challenged by the highest fertility rate in the world, which essentially doubles the population every twenty years. These hurdles, coupled with an increasing presence of violence, crime and violent extremism, particularly along the border regions with neighboring Mali, Libya and Nigeria, put Niger at risk of a reversal in positive development gains that have been made throughout the country in recent years.

USAID in Niger is a limited presence office that serves as core advisors for U.S. Government development activities in country. USAID Senegal’s Sahel Regional Office, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and Food for Peace regional offices and the USAID's West Africa Regional Mission in Accra, Ghana share the management responsibility for development and humanitarian programs in Niger.

Last updated: October 22, 2018

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Lorraine Sherman
USAID Representative
US Embassy
Niamey
Niger
Phone 
+227 20 72 26 61

USAID Contact

Dana Alzouma
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
+1 202 712 0432