One of the poorest countries in the world, Niger’s economy is highly dependent on economic aid. Frequent droughts, desertification, lack of funding and strong population growth have undercut the economy’s performance.
But in the nation’s economic future looks strong, given its expansive resource base of oil, gold, coal and other minerals.
2012 GDP Forecast: $7.38 billion
GDP Growth: 15.4%
Related: Niger Fast Facts
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