An OECD book series analysing West African challenges from a regional perspective.

Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel:
Geography, Economics and Security

The SWAC's most recent flaghsip publication addresses security challenges in Sahara-Sahel areas resulting from the mobility characteristic of its territories and populations, as well as the socio-economic networks that connect them. The Atlas was officially launched on 19 December 2014 in Brussels.


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West African Futures: Settlement, Market, Food Security

May 2013 

Settlement dynamics have reshaped West Africa’s social and economic geography over the past 60 years. Policies need to take better account of producers’ location, profiles and constraints in order to develop effective food security strategies. They need uniform and reliable data particularly for key variables such as population, agricultural production and trade.


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Conflict over Ressources and Terrorism: Two Facets of Insecurity 

April 2013 

This study analyses an old and recurring form of instability in the region: conflict over resources. A series of case studies examines the causes of these conflicts with reference to the associated regional challenges and response tools. The study also addresses terrorism, a relatively new dimension of insecurity. 

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Global Security Risks and West Africa: Development Challenges

January 2012 

This SWAC publication explores current global security issues, their development in West Africa and their potential impact on regional stability. It takes a close look at issues such as terrorism and trafficking, climate change, and the links between “security and development”. 


West Africa Perspectives : Resources for Development 

November 2009 | > free preview | > buy

This publication conducts a cross-cutting analysis of the main development challenges in the region and offers suggestions on how to meet them. It provides an overview of West Africa’s abundant resources, examining not only economic and natural resources but also human, social and cultural capital. 


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Regional Atlas on West Africa

July 2009 | > chapters | > free preview | > buy

This Atlas is both the driver and result of strategic thinking on regional integration in West Africa. Using maps, statistics and analyses, it describes the population, settlement patterns, territories, economies and  vulnerabilities.


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Regional Challenges of West African MigrationAfrican and European Perspectives

April 2009 | > free preview | > buy

This publication presents contributions by international experts on various aspects of West African migration. It provides a contrasting perspective to current debates which essentially focus on security issues. 

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West African Mobility and Migration Policies of OECD Countries

October 2008 | > free preview> buy

This publication reviews migration policies in the main OECD countries receiving West African migrants and analyses the recent discussions within Europe. 

 
 

 

 

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Africapolis
forthcoming

This up-date of the “West African urbanisation dynamics” study integrates new census data from 13 countries, in particular Nigeria.



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RPCA Policy Notes 

Recommendations from the annual meetings of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA)

 


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Pastoral Livestock

Summary record of the Regional Symposium on pastoral livestock, N'Djaména, Chad, 27-29 May 2013


 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P‌ractical guide to cross-border co-operation

Emerging best practices to combating the worst forms of child labour in West African cocoa producing communities


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