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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Seven Challenges for the Region

Sahel and West Africa Club

Resources have been examined independently based on the three pillars of sustainable development, which are: i) natural capital, ii) social, cultural and human capital and iii) economic capital. The main findings drawn from this analysis are set out in a summary further on.This approach however does not provide the full understanding of the challenges that are cross-cutting and linked to resources management as a whole.The analysis of resources together with the interviews with six distinguishedWestAfricans from the region reveals seven broad challenges.

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