Niger: Business Guide
Country Descriptions & Profiles
Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select Country Reports from Publications column on the right. Highlights include:
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Niger
Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.
Niger Country Review
Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.
Political Risk Yearbook: Niger Country Forecast
Published annually by PRS Group and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.
Finance, Trade & Commerce
Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), global EDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.
A Web resource evaluating the following areas:trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.
Statistics & Government Resources
Institut National de la Statistique of Niger (National Institute of Statistics of Niger)
Important social, economic and cultural statistics, with links to other useful sites. In French Only.
The official Web site of the Central Bank of West African States includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more. In French only.