What percentage of defence and security expenditure in the budget year is dedicated to spending on secret items relating to national security and the intelligence services?
Niger score: 0/100
The percentage is not available to the public, or the information that is published is considered unreliable.
More than eight per cent of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Eight per cent or less, but more than three per cent, of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Three per cent or less, but more than one per cent, of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
One per cent or less of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
The precise percentage of defence and security expenditure in the budget year dedicated to spending on secret items relating to national security and the intelligence services is not available to the public (1,2).
According to State Budget 2018 (3), Article 44, budgetary resources allocated to the Ministry of Defence are as follows (FCFA):
Administration of national defence policy: 54 170 331 550
Securing the territory: 72 589 000 000
Consolidation of peace: 861 200 000
According to SIPRI (4), Niger’s defence expenditure (in constant USD) in recent years was as follows:
2013: 88.6 million (1.4% of GDP)
2014: 122.8 million (1.8% of GDP)
2016: 166 million (2.2% of GDP)
2017: 198 million (2.7% of GDP)
Thus, a score of 0 is most appropriate here. It takes into consideration the secrecy of the information on the percentage of defence and security expenditure in the budget year dedicated to spending on secret items.
1. Interview with member of the National Assembly, May 24, 2018.
2. Interview with senior Ministry of Interior official, May 29, 2018.
3. “Loi No. 2017/82, Portant Loi de Finances pour l’année budgétaire 2018,” (Law no.2017-82, Setting out Finances Law for the 2018 budget year), November 28, 2017, http://www.droit-afrique.com/uploads/Niger-LF-2018.pdf.
4. “Military expenditure by country in constant USD million (2016), 1998–2017,” SIPRI, 2017,
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