West African Papers

Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa
2414-2026 (online)
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The West African Papers series is designed to share studies with a wide audience of specialists, practitioners, decision-makers and the informed public. The series explores the nature, dynamics and characteristics of African social, economic and political transformations from a regional and multidisciplinary perspective. It seeks to stimulate discussion and gather information to better anticipate the changes that will shape future policies. 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; and associated experts.
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  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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