Niger - Poverty Reduction Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Oct 1998
Signature Date 12 Nov 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2007
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 6,265,762.09
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Poverty Reduction Project (PRP) was approved in October 1998 for UA 7.3 million for a period of 5 years. PRP is the first project directly targeting poverty reduction, financed by the Bank in Niger, and is one of the very first projects of its kind financed by the Bank in Africa. It targets poor populations, particularly women, youth, and children in the regions of Dosso, Maradi and Tillabéry. The project is a fundamental element of the Bank's policy in Niger, which gives pride of place to the fight against poverty. It is being prepared at an opportune time as it coincides with the beginning of the Government's implementation of a national poverty reduction programme, as well as the preparation of a private sector development and national capacity building plan. The project has the following four components: (I) Information, Education and Communication; (II) Social Investment Fund; (III) Promotion of civil society and support to the poverty monitoring and analysis system; and (IV) Project Management Unit. ADF resources will support the country's development efforts by targeting the poor in particular and removing some constraints to their development by providing credit to 90,000 borrowers, building and rehabilitating water infrastructure (17 small dams, 68 wells and boreholes), building 30 kilometres of rural roads, 34 health huts and literacy centres, etc.

Project Objectives

The project has three objectives as follows: i) Increase the income of the poor people in the population through micro-credits; ii) Improve access of the poor to basic socio-community facilities; and iii) promote the development of civil society and build the institutional capacities of the decentralized administrative structures within the framework of poverty reduction analysis and monitoring.


The primary beneficiaries of the project are the poor, underprivileged, marginalised people in the rural areas of the three regions of Tillaberi, Dosso and Maradi. Secondary beneficiaries include NGOs, civil society organisations and the regional decentralised institutions within the country’s Poverty Reduction Programme.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Niger


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-IE0-002
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Niger