Our mission

Who we are

What we do

We promote regional policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people in the Sahel and West Africa.

We are an independent, international platform hosted at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

We strive to improve the regional governance of food and nutrition security, develop the knowledge base around ongoing transformations in the region, and inform policy-making through spatial and forward-looking analyses.

How we work

Policy dialogue

We promote inclusive and multi-stakeholder dialogue and co-ordination, particularly through the Food Crisis Prevention Network and other international fora.

Evidence-based analysis

We carry out independent, evidence-based analysis that explores structural developments shaping people’s lives and driving change in the region.

Networks & partnerships

We draw on the expertise of a large and varied network of researchers, practitioners and decision-makers to expand research and mutual learning that brings about progressive change.


We champion the use of innovative methods of analysis that push traditional boundaries of decision-making and policy implementation.

Our Members

Our Members

The Strategy and Policy Group is composed of our Members who are responsible for governing and monitoring our work. They meet once a year to approve activity and financial reports as well as our Programme of Work and Budget. They also provide financial contributions for the implementation of our work programme and nominate our Honorary President. This position is currently held by Hadizatou Rosine Sori-Coulibaly.

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Biannual Report 2021-22

Biannual Report 2019-20

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017