Community-Based Assessment of Economic Policy in Niger

I. Objectives of the Project

The main goal pursued through this work is to develop a CBMS that can periodically collect the informations necessary to calculate and analyze a number of indicators of poverty (in its multifaceted approach) in order to measure and understand effects of politics and actions against underdevelopment and poverty, particularly those ones that social protection on informal sector could produce. The main objective induces also many specifics objectives:

  • Design and pilot test a CBMS in the selected sites of Kanembakache, Dan Kobi and Zaroumey (commune of Kanambakaché) in order to calculate number of poverty indicators in pilote localities and establish poverty profile and map
  • Quantify the decreasing of welfare for individuals and household of informal
    sector imputable to absence of social protection. Due to the large scope of social protection, the project will focalize on health, nutrition/food security and basic education because “health and education are priority for households, children and maternal care are important for women”1. The main idea is to justify the “Providing of social protection” in the local context
  • Estimate amount of losses for community due to social protection privation. This amount could be a possible pre-estimation of the necessary funds for social protection and an excellent criterion for the estimation of household contribution according to the site poverty profile The final objective is the determination of the autonomy level (without non local supply) for the future fund
  • Analyze solidarity and strategies that communities, to different levels (individuals, households, community), has developed for facing sinister and social responsibilities in order to conceive a social protection device that would capitalize on good practices already present in the community
  • Assess knowledge and effect of national economic and social programs and actions in the commune of Kanambakaché

II. Institutional Partner

 

The Observatoire National de la Pauvreté et du Développement Humain Durable (ONAPAD) is an organization of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Niger in charge of studies and activities specific within the scope of the monitoring and evaluation of poverty.

 

III. Contact Information

 

Inquiries regarding CBMS-Niger may be sent to:

 

Observatoire National de la Pauvreté et du Développement Humain Durable (ONAPAD)

Mailing Address: INS-Niger 182, Rue de la Sirba. B.P 13 416 Niamey Niger

Telephone and Fax Numbers: (+227) 2072360/(+227) 20 7221 74

E-mail Address: instituto_economia@econ.unicen.edu.ar

Web-site: instituto_economia@econ.unicen.edu.ar

 

Assad Hassane

Project Leader/Director

Observatoire National de la Pauvreté et du Développement Humain Durable (ONAPAD)

Mailing Address: INS-Niger 182, Rue de la Sirba. B.P 13 416 Niamey Niger

E-mail: instituto_economia@econ.unicen.edu.ar

Telephone: (+227) 99837110

 

Research Team Members

Ousmane Maimouna
Yacouba Oumarou Altine
Mounkaila Issifi Maiga
Issaka Karimou

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