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Niger: a local fund to share the benefits of the Kandadji dam
Jérôme Koundouno ; Jamie Skinner
This fact sheet describes how the economic benefits of Kandadji dam in Niger could provide long-term development for local people through a local development fund, the 'FIDEL-K' (Local Investment and Development Fund for the Area Affected by the Kandadji Dam).
According to the law of Niger, natural resources (including water) are the property of the people. Any measures to develop and use them must take into account the interests of the population, both now and in future.The Niger Constitution supports this approach, but changes in the law need to be made to put this into practice.