Niger - Financial Reforms and Food Security Support Programme - Phase I

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Nov 2015
Signature Date 14 Nov 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Financial Reforms and Food Security Support Program (PAREFSA I) has been designed as a series of programs financed through two consecutive General Budget Support (GBS) operations covering the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years, with a total indicative financing envelope of UA 30 million for the two phases. The programme responds to the major challenges and constraints Niger continues to face in curbing the vulnerability of its economy to external shocks with a view to sustainable and balanced socio-economic development. PAREFSA I is a logical continuation of the previous budget support programme (Programme d'appui à la croissance inclusive et au renforcement de la sécurité alimentaire - PACIRSA 2012-2014), which produced appreciable results. In addition to public finance reforms to increase the mobilisation of internal resources and the efficiency of public spending, PAREFSA I supports reforms in the agropastoral sector with a particular focus on livestock and pastoral hydraulics. Finally, the provision of budgetary support from PAREFSA I resources will also support Niger in its efforts to continue the implementation of the PDES while facing the obligation to strengthen its internal security.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the programme is to contribute to creating the conditions for inclusive economic growth in a context of enhanced food security.


The programme will benefit the entire Nigerien population. More than 70% of the active population is engaged in agriculture, livestock, forestry and/or fishing. Thus the direct beneficiaries of the programme are: i) livestock breeders and agro-pastoralists for reforms in the areas of livestock breeding and pastoral hydraulics; ii) farmers in irrigated systems for reforms related to the operationalisation of SPIN and iii) rural women and youth for reforms related to the integration of gender in rural sector policies and strategies. Reforms related to the environment and sustainable development will benefit the entire Nigerien population in terms of improving the living environment and safeguarding natural resources.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
General Directorate of Economy inthe Ministry of Economy and Finance


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-KA0-010
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name SOW Koudeidiatou

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
14.516 1.443 Tillaberi Department
18 9 Niger