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West African Papers

The West African Papers explore African socio-economic, political and security dynamics from a regional and multidisciplinary perspective. They seek 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.


No. 25: Long term trends across security and development in the Sahel

No. 24: Integrating gender analysis into food & nutrition security early warning systems in West Africa

No. 23: Accessibility and Infrastructure in Border Cities

No. 22: Businesses and Health in Border Cities

No. 21: Population and Morphology of Border Cities

No. 20: Regional Integration in Border Cities

No. 19: Contemporary Civil-Military Relations in the Sahel

No. 18: Political settlements with jihadists in Algeria and the Sahel

No. 17: Identifying the Factors Driving West African Migration

No. 16: Incentives and Constraints of Informal Trade Between Nigeria and its Neighbours

No. 15: Disentangling urban and rural food security in West Africa

No. 14: Agriculture, Food and Jobs in West Africa

No. 13: Gender Inequality in West African Social Institutions

No. 12: The unstable foundations of political stability in Chad

No. 11: Defying the odds? Nigerien responses to foreign and domestic security challenges

No. 10: Wars and Conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel

No. 9: Agricultural market activity and Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria

No. 8: The Cost of High Food Prices in West Africa

No. 7: The Wave of Jihadist Insurgency in West Africa

No. 6: Cross-border Co-operation Networks in West Africa

No. 5: Cities and Spatial Interactions in West Africa

No. 4: West African Food Systems and Changing Consumer Demands

No. 3: Women's Roles in the West African Food System

No. 2: Climate Impacts in the Sahel and West Africa

No. 1: Emerging Opportunities in the West African Food Economy