Niger, geographically positioned at the migratory crossroads of West and Central Africa, is one of the least developed countries in the world, with one of the lowest socioeconomic and developmental indices (189/189 UNDP HDI 2019) and one of the highest growth rates (an average 7.6 children per woman). With an economy heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture, around 40% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Facts and Figures
  • 22.7 Million
  • 50.22%
  • 189 of 189
  • 1,267,000 km sq
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