West African Perspectives

Resources for Development

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West African Perspectives: Resources for Development 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. Finally, it presents the perspectives of six prominent West Africans involved in the development of their region.

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Resources for Development

Sahel and West Africa Club

West Africa's abundant and diverse resources are often shared among several countries. Carrying out an analysis of these resources requires going beyond the national level to the regional level. The approach of this report has also enabled sectors other than the economy to be explored such as natural resources as well as human and cultural capital. These resources have been studied indepth while capitalising on the Sahel and West Africa Club’s work and other sources of information on the region.


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