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Africa’s Urbanisation Dynamics 2022: The Economic Power of Africa’s Cities

In partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Sahel and West Africa Club launched the 2022 edition of Africa’s Urbanisation Dynamics: The Economic Power of Africa’s Cities.

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The economic power of Africa's cities

Africa's cities benefit from higher socio-economic outcomes and standards of living than the countries in which they are located. Urbanisation is an opportunity for Africa, and governments should maximise its benefits by investing in cities of all sizes.

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New report

Borders and Conflicts

Presented at the 2022 Munich Security Conference, this new report examines the role of border regions in shaping patterns of violence since the end of the 1990s in North and West Africa.

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Food and Nutrition Crises in the Sahel and Lake Chad Regions

SWAC/OECD, the European Union and the Global Network Against Food Crises co-organised a high-level consultation with the region’s partners from the international community.

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Sahel to come

Sahelian consultations

The Sahelian consultations (Dialogues) provide a platform for open exchange between those in the region who are reflecting upon the complex equation of development, governance and stability.

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Global virus, local realities

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is unfolding as the region faces a food crisis of exceptional magnitude and high levels of insecurity. This webpage features updated data, analyses and articles on the situation.

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Food and nutrition security

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Food systems

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Cities and urbanisation

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