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Niger : Financial Sector Assessment

ACCESS TO CREDIT ACCESS TO FINANCE ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES ACCESS TO FINANCING ACCOUNTABILITY ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AFFILIATES AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AGRICULTURAL SECTORS AGRICULTURE BANK ARREARS AUCTIONS AUTONOMY BALANCE SHEET BANK ACCOUNT BANK ACCOUNTS BANK ASSETS BANK BORROWING BANK BRANCHES BANK CREDIT BANK DEBT BANK FINANCING BANK LENDING BANK LOAN BANKING CRISIS BANKING SECTOR BANKING SERVICES BANKING SYSTEM BANKS BOND MARKET BORROWING BUSINESS PLANS BUSINESS VOLUME CAPITAL BASE CAPITAL MARKET CAPITAL REQUIREMENT CAPITAL STRUCTURE CASH FLOW CASH MANAGEMENT CASH TRANSACTIONS CENTRAL BANK COMMERCIAL BANKS COMMERCIAL PAPER CONSOLIDATION COOPERATIVES COST OF CREDIT CREDIT CAPACITY CREDIT CARD CREDIT INFORMATION CREDIT LINES CREDIT POLICY CREDIT RATING CREDIT RATING AGENCY CREDIT RISKS CREDITS CURRENT ACCOUNT CUSTOMER BASE DEBT DEBT REDUCTION DEBT RELIEF DEFAULTS DEMAND DEPOSITS DEMAND FOR CREDIT DEPOSIT DEPOSITS DEVELOPMENT OF BANKING DIRECT FINANCING DISBURSEMENTS DIVERSIFICATION DOWN PAYMENTS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ECONOMIC CRISIS ECONOMIC GROWTH EIB EMPLOYER EMPLOYERS ENTERPRISE FINANCING EQUIPMENT EQUITY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES EXPORT EARNINGS EXPORTERS EXTERNAL FINANCING FAMILIES FARMERS FINANCIAL CAPACITIES FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL MEANS FINANCIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FINANCIAL PRODUCTS FINANCIAL REFORMS FINANCIAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING FINANCIAL RISKS FINANCIAL SECTOR ASSESSMENT FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORM FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FINANCIAL STRENGTH FINANCIAL SYSTEM FINANCIAL SYSTEMS FOREIGN CURRENCY FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET FORMAL FINANCIAL SERVICES GOOD FAITH GOVERNMENT AID GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES GOVERNMENT FUNDING GOVERNMENT REVENUES GOVERNMENT SECURITIES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HOUSEHOLDS HOUSING LOANS INCOME GROUPS INFLATION INFORMATION SYSTEM INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSURANCE INSURANCE MARKETS INSURANCE PENETRATION INTEREST RATE INTEREST RATES INTERNATIONAL BANK INVENTORY INVESTMENT BANK INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT GRANTS LACK OF ACCESS LAND DEVELOPMENT LAND OWNERSHIP LEGAL FRAMEWORK LIMITED ACCESS LINE OF CREDIT LINES OF CREDIT LIQUIDATION LIQUIDITY LIQUIDITY CRISIS LOAN AMOUNT LOAN APPLICATIONS LOAN GUARANTEE LOAN SIZE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LONG-TERM RESOURCES MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT MFI MFIS MICRO ENTERPRISES MICRO FINANCE MICRO LOANS MICROFINANCE MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS MICROFINANCE SECTOR MONETARY AUTHORITIES MONETARY FUND MONEY ORDERS MORTGAGE MORTGAGE LENDING MORTGAGES NET WORTH OPERATING COSTS OPERATING INCOME OUTSTANDING DEBT OUTSTANDING LOANS OVERDRAFT PAYMENT SYSTEMS PENSIONS PORTFOLIO POST OFFICE FINANCIAL SERVICES POSTAL BANK PRIVATE BANKS PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATIZATION PRODUCTIVITY PROFITABILITY PUBLIC ENTERPRISES PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC INVESTMENTS REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REPAYMENT REPAYMENT CAPACITY REPAYMENT PERIOD RETIREMENT RISK MANAGEMENT RURAL CREDIT RURAL FINANCIAL SERVICES RURAL FINANCING SAVINGS SAVINGS BANK SELF-FINANCING SHORT TERM BORROWING SOCIAL SECURITY SOCIAL SERVICES SOLVENCY START-UP START-UP COSTS SUBSIDIARY SUBSIDIZATION SUPPLY OF FINANCING TAX TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERM CREDIT TRADE UNION TRADE UNIONS TRANSACTION TREASURY TREASURY BILLS TREASURY NOTE TREASURY NOTES TREASURY OPERATIONS UNION URBAN HOUSING VILLAGE VILLAGE FUNDS WORKING CAPITAL
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Washington, DC
Africa | Niger
2013-10-01T17:13:24Z | 2013-10-01T17:13:24Z | 2010-04-12

Since 1999, the Nigerien authorities have embarked on a program of reform to develop the financial system and ensure its stability in the wake of a regional banking crisis. Despite this progress, much remains to be done to bring the financial sector up to sub-regional standards. The first step is to formulate a financial sector development strategy that will serve as a roadmap for future reforms. Issues of access to financial services are crucial in Niger, in view of indicators that place Niger at the lowest level in the Union (except for Guinea-Bissau). The stability of the financial sector has improved, but still requires vigilance on the part of national and monetary authorities. The country's economic activity is based on agriculture and services, but uranium is Niger's main export. The primary and tertiary sectors account for 42 and 38 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) respectively. Agriculture sustains roughly 80 percent of the population. Industrial activities are extremely limited apart from uranium mining in the north, which accounts for 60 percent of the country's exports on average. The medium-term macroeconomic outlook in Niger appears favorable due to the greater margin for budget maneuvering attributable to debt reduction initiatives and the increased investments in the mining, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors. Niger has a small banking sector with a moderate degree of concentration. The banking sector is not highly concentrated and the customer base is relatively diversified. Four of the 10 banks account for 80 percent of total assets but in relatively equal proportions, which could help competition. The remaining banks are small with limited activity. The two specialized financial institutions that are either state-controlled or controlled by local governments are in the process of privatization or liquidation.

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