The Institut National de la Statistique du Niger (INS-Niger) collects and analyzes statistical data for Niger on a range of topics, including health, demographics, transportation, and economics. INS is led by Principal Investigator Souleymane Alzouma and Co-Principal Investigator Sani Oumarou. 

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Survey Results Summaries

PMA uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. Surveys are completed by resident enumerators, uploaded to a central server via a mobile data network, cleaned and analyzed. Results are disseminated shortly after.

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Snapshot of Indicators

Snapshot of Indicators (SOIs) are online tables  that provide a summary of key family planning indicators and information on sample design, questionnaires, data processing, response rates and sample error estimates.

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of women in Niamey reported an unmet need for family planning in 2018, down from 12.3% in 2016.


PMA has a variety of publications including briefs, reports and overview documents  that may be used to inform health policy and programming decisions. Listed below are publications authored by PMA faculty, students, staff, and partners that draw upon PMA data. 

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Institut National de la Statistique (INS) (National Institute of Statistics)

The Institut National de la Statistique du Niger (INS-Niger) collects and analyzes statistical data for Niger on a range of topics, including health, demographics, transportation, and economics. INS-Niger also conducts the General Census of Population and Housing. Its objective is to provide timely and reliable statistical information to government, research organizations, and civil society to ultimately inform socio-economic debates in Niger.


Principal Investigator

Souleymane Alzouma

Souleymane Alzouma

Mr. Souleymane Alzouma is an engineer in statistics and economics. He received a DESS in applied statistical analysis for development in 2004 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Currently, he is Director of Surveys and Censuses at the Institut National de la Statistique (INS-Niger). In these roles, he participates in the design, sample design, collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of all the surveys carried out by INS over the past 12 years, including two general population censuses (2001 and 2012).

Co-Principal Investigator

Sani Oumarou

Sani Oumarou

Mr. Sani Oumarou is an engineer in demographic statistics. He received a DESS in demography in 2002 from the Institut de Démographie de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in France. Currently, he is an Advisor to the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Niger (INS), a position he has held since February 2016. He has significant experience in household surveys, notably the Demographic and Health and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS-MICS).

Project Coordinator

Oumarou Habi

Oumarou Habi

Mr. Oumarou HABI is the coordinator of PMA activities and former principal investigator of PMA2020/Niger. He was Director of Surveys and Censuses at the INS of Niger until 2016. He is a statistics and economics engineer, holder of a  master’s degree in statistical analysis applied to development, obtained in 2004 from the National School of Statistics and of Applied Economics (ENSEA) of Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire). He has experience implementing household surveys (design, sampling plan, data collection, data management and analysis, dissemination). He is currently Inspector of Statistical Services (ISS) at the National Institute of Statistics of Niger (INS).


Deputy Data Manager

Ibrahim Maazou

Ibrahim Maazou

Ibrahim holds a Master 2 in Demography from the Institut de Formation et Recherche Démographique (IFORD) in Yaoundé (Cameroon) from 2011.

Since September 2011, Ibrahim has been working at the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Niger, on the organization and implementation of national and sub-national household survey operations using mobile technology. In addition to the PMA surveys for which he has been managing data since 2015, he has mainly carried out and/or processed sociodemographic surveys such as the 2010 survival-mortality survey, the 2015 national survey for the evaluation of sociodemographic indicators, and the countdown study on Niger's progress in reducing child mortality published in The Lancet in 2012.

Data Manager

Abdou Maina

Abdou Maina

Holds a Diploma in Advanced Studies Specialized in Statistical Analysis Applied to Development (DESS/ASAD 2010) and a Diploma of Statistical Engineering (ITS 2008) from ENSEA in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).

Since November 2010, he has been working at the Directorate of Surveys and Censuses of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Niger on the design and implementation of national and sub-national household survey operations. He also participated in the Verbal Autopsy/Social Autopsy Survey (AVAS Niger 2012) of children under 5 years of age based on the sample from the national mortality survey conducted in 2010.

Since 2015, he has been Data Manager of PMA2020 and also participates in the development of the sampling strategy for the PMA surveys in Niger.