RESILIENT GOVERNANCE IN NIGER
We work with vulnerable populations in Niger to promote resilience.
By strengthening local governance in target regions, RGN will improve recovery and allow the Nigerien people to collectively develop solutions that address their challenges and increase resilience.
We engage local partners throughout the regions of Maradi, Tillabéri, and Zinder.
Fostering dialogue between citizens, government, and community leaders to identify priority issues, address those issues with collective action, and create accountability.
Since returning to democratic rule in 2011, the Government of Niger has taken important steps to curb corruption, increase transparency, and push for decentralization. However, the unstable economy, security concerns, and the refugee crisis have led to a realignment of national priorities, undermining the political will for reforms. The regions of Maradi, Tillabéri, and Zinder are particularly vulnerable and face serious development, humanitarian, and climate crises. Ineffective governance remains a challenge and limits the ability of the government to protect chronically vulnerable populations from the shocks of instability, conflict, and extremism. By strengthening local governance in target regions, RGN will improve recovery and allow the Nigerien people to collectively develop solutions that address their challenges and increase resilience.
The Resilient Governance in Niger activity strengthens the social contract between the state and citizens, and enhances individual, household, and community resilience in 19 communes in the Maradi, Tillabéri, and Zinder regions. RGN increases the capacity of communal governments to act as resilient hubs for inclusive local development, bringing together civil society (especially women, youth, and other excluded groups), the private sector, other tiers of government, donors, and stakeholders to support locally defined priorities.
Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Collaborators: Réseau d’Appui aux Initiatives Locales (RAIL), Alternative Espace Citoyens (AEC), Initiative Knowledge Research Technical Advisory (IKRA), Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), VIAMO