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New West African Paper

The Sahelian coups of 2020-23 exacerbated the jihadist insurgencies in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. However, these coups were not a total break with what preceded them. Recognizing pre-coup trends is crucial for understanding the impact of the coups on levels of violence.

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Restricted meeting of the food crisis prevention network

The April 2024 restricted meeting of the RPCA looked at the food and nutrition security situation in the region.

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Munich Security Conference

At this year’s Munich Security Conference, the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD), hosted a roundtable discussion on the relationships between actors in conflict in North and West Africa.

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The fragmentation of conflict networks in North and West Africa

The objective of this note is to update the pioneer work on conflict networks conducted by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) in the region by using a formal approach to networks known as dynamic social network analysis.

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Identifying local conflict trends in North and West Africa

Intended to help guide responses to the region’s political challenges, the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD) created an interactive, spatial tool for policy makers in 2019, the Spatial Conflict Dynamics indicator (SCDi).

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Podcast

Women Leading Change - Valerie Labi

How do we create a policy environment that embraces innovation and empowers us as young Africans to design transport solutions that suit our context? In this episode, Valerie Labi, shares her broad, ambitious, multi-sectoral vision of the future of transport in Africa.

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Food and nutrition security

Image: Julia Wanjiru

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Food systems

Image: Ruth McDowall

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Cities and urbanisation

Image: Daouda Corera

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Data & Dialogue

Gender

Levels of gender inequality in the Sahel and West Arica are among the highest in the world.

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Africapolis

A research and data visualisation tool used to understand urbanisation in Africa.

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MAPTA

An interactive platform mapping territorial transformations in Africa.

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RPCA

The food crisis prevention network.
Analyse | Inform | Prevent.

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COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is unfolding as the region faces a major food and security crisis.

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Sahelian consultations

An open-ended prospective platform amplifying trans-Sahelian voices that are rethinking governance in the Sahel.

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Climate change

A practical guide to legal and financial levers for cities and border cities.

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