The Central Bank (BCEAO) of Niger’s role in reaching the SDG’s in Niger.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Report, disseminated on a yearly basis, provides a diagram of the world’s usage endeavors to date, and also highlights areas for further actions in order to guarantee that nobody is left behind. Niger is gradually oriented towards accomplishing the objectives prescribed by the SDGs. The topic of SDGs is becoming more and more important among societies, and thus it is important to examine the role of the Central Bank (BCEAO – WAMU) in realizing the SDGs.

Established in 1962, the Central Bank of West African States (Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest – CBWAS) is the central bank of eight member states that form the West African Monetary Union (BCEAO). It has the sole right of currency issue across WAMU member states, and is responsible for a) the Union’s foreign exchange reserve; b) managing the monetary policy of the member states; c) keeping the treasury accounts of the member states; and d) the enforcement of the banking law across banks and financial establishments. The BCEAO, like all the other entities is focusing and investing more in so many areas in order to overcome the obstacles they are facing in realizing the SDGs.

Author : Abdoul Kader Saidou Niandou

Keywords : Sustainable development goals, Central Bank of West African States, Niger