The Republic of Niger has large reserves of uranium and in 2010 was the fifth largest producer in the world. Uranium mining recently experienced expansion, partly due to revisions of Niger's mining laws which increased incentives for foreign investors. Gold mining has been traditionally done at small scale: even though gold production started in Niger's first commercial mine at Samira in late 2004, gold contribution to the economy remains modest. Oil reserves in Niger are estimated at 480 million barrels, and Niger officially became an oil producer in 2011 with the opening of the country's first refinery in Zinder. It expects to produce about 20,000 barrels of fuel a day, initially just for the local market. In 2009, natural resources (uranium) accounted for 41.4% of total exports, and for 12% of government revenue.
Implementation is progressing as planned with the 2010 report published in June 2012 and the 2011 exercise currently under elaboration. Communications and outreach activities ongoing across the country.
- Report disaggregated by company and revenue stream
- Interesting summary report
- Contract and revenue disclosure mandated by the constitution
- Intranet section planned for website to better link stakeholders