Niger: Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

Niger is one the poorest countries in the world with an estimated population of 17 million inhabitants; 69.3 percent poverty rate and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of about USD 677. Niger is ranked 186 out of 186 according to the 2013 Human Development Index (HDI).Approximately 2.9 million people are affected by food insecurity, 14.8 percent children under 5 years are malnourished (MAG), and 48 percent of the population do not have access to potable water.