After Burkina Faso, Mali, Cape Verde, Gambia, Mauritania and Senegal, Niger is the 7th country in the ECOWAS region that has adopted its National Quality Policy (NQP) in January 2018. It should be noted that all 9 remaining countries have a draft national quality policy developed which are in the process of their official adoption.
The ECOWAS Quality Policy (ECOQUAL) was adopted by the Heads of States in February 2013. In its introductory chapter, it is recalled that ECOQUAL "provides an essential basis for the harmonization or the development of National Quality Policies (NQPs) that will guide the establishment of adapted National Quality Infrastructures (NQIs), effective and internationally recognized."
Development and adoption of the Nigerien NQP was a result of the West Africa Quality System Programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNIDO.
For more information see the online article or contact: Mr. Bernard Bau (B.Bau [at] unido.org)