West African Papers

Wars and Conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel
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2414-2026 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/24142026
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The West African Papers series explores African socio-economic, political and security dynamics from a regional and multidisciplinary perspective. It seeks to stimulate discussion and gather information to better anticipate the changes that will shape future policies. The series is designed for a wide audience of specialists, development practitioners, decision makers and the informed public. Papers are available in English and/or French, and summaries are available in both languages. Initiated by the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) to highlight and promote West African issues, the work presented is prepared by its Secretariat, Members and partners, other OECD departments, related international organisations, associated experts and researchers.
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  N° 10   29 Sep 2017
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Wars and Conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel
Olivier J. Walther
The Sahel and the Sahara are faced with exceptional political instability involving a combination of rebellions, jihadist insurgencies, coups d’état, protest movements and illegal trafficking. The backdrop to this accumulated violence is a globalised...
  N° 9   27 Sep 2017
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Agricultural market activity and Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria
Jamon Van Den Hoek
This paper examines the linkages between Boko Haram activities in northeastern Nigeria and declined activities in regional agricultural markets. Building on data from both the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) and the Famine...
  N° 8   22 Sep 2017
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The Cost of High Food Prices in West Africa
Thomas Allen
West African households were particularly affected by the food price crisis of 2007-08. As these households depend on markets for two-thirds of their food supplies, prices have become a key determinant of access to food. However, food prices are...
  N° 7   28 July 2017
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The Wave of Jihadist Insurgency in West Africa
Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim
The recent rise of jihadist movements in West Africa, including Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its affiliates in the Sahel-Saharan region, has puzzled many observers. The easy spread of the jihadist...
  N° 6   12 June 2017
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Cross-border Co-operation Networks in West Africa
Olivier J. Walther
Long seen as artificial barriers inherited from decolonisation, West African borders now lie at the heart of policies designed to encourage regional trade and combat political instability. This rediscovery of the peripheries of the nation state has...
  N° 5   31 Mar 2017
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Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa
Rafael Prieto Curiel, Philipp Heinrigs, Inhoi Heo
Over the past 60 years, urbanisation and cities have fundamentally transformed the social, economic and political geography of West Africa. The number of people living in cities increased from 5 million in 1950 to 133 million in 2010. During the same...
  N° 4   15 Dec 2016
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West African Food Systems and Changing Consumer Demands
John Staatz, Frank Hollinger
Fueled by a burgeoning population, urbanisation and income growth, West African food demand is rapidly transforming, with striking increases in total quantities demanded, growing preference for convenience, diversification of diets towards more...
  N° 3   21 Oct 2016
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Women's Roles in the West African Food System
Donatella Gnisci
This paper examines how women’s empowerment is essential for food and nutrition security and resilience in West Africa and suggests policy “pointers” arising from the West African experience that can help inform policies and strategies, particularly...
  N° 2   25 Aug 2016
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Climate Impacts in the Sahel and West Africa
Kirsty Lewis, Carlo Buontempo
Given that the population of the Sahel depends largely on rain-fed agriculture and transhumant livestock rearing, there is a growing concern about the future climate of the region as global warming may alter the availability of water resources. The...
  N° 1   01 July 2016
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Emerging Opportunities in the West African Food Economy
Thomas Allen, Philipp Heinrigs
Driven by urbanisation and income growth, the West African food economy has radically changed over the past 60 years. The food economy, including all activities involved in producing food, from production to processing, transport and distribution...
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