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Niger

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries, Land Locked Developing Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 1,266,700 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 36% agriculture, 1% forest and 63% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 22,442,948 people (2018)
  • Population density: 18 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 16% lives in urban areas and 84% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 20,916,547,167 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 932 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 40% from agriculture, 38% from services and 16% from industry (2017)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Niger

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Niger uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    16 % of the population in Niger uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    23 % of the population in Niger has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    4 % of domestic wastewater in Niger is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    60 % of monitored water bodies in Niger has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    3 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Niger (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    11 % of the renewable water resources in Niger is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    53 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Niger (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    86 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    7 % of the water basins in Niger is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    201 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Niger in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Niger (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2014)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Niger, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Niger, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Niger, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Niger, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Niger, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in niger (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in niger, by source (2015 - 2020)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in niger (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in niger, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 151 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 1,585 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 81 m3 per capita (2016)

Environmental flow requirements: 32 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in niger, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in niger, by sector (2019)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in niger, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Niger, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Niger, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Niger, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Niger in 2020, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Niger, by funding source (2018)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in niger (2019)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in niger, progress over time, by sub-sector