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The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa
[Relever les défis de la stabilité et de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest]

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  • Alexandre Marc
  • Neelam Verjee
  • Stephen Mogaka

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This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. Along with emerging threats and challenges, these include the challenge of youth inclusion; migration; regional imbalances; extractives; the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power; security; and land. The book explores how the subregion, under the auspices of the regional organization ECOWAS has become a pioneer on the continent in terms of addressing regional challenges. This book also seeks to identify key lessons in the dynamics of resilience against political violence and civil war, drawn from countries such as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Cote d’Ivoire that can be useful for countries around the world in the midst of similar situations. Finally, it draws on knowledge and findings from a series background papers written by leading experts, and provides insights from the perspectives of academics and development practitioners.

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  • Alexandre Marc & Neelam Verjee & Stephen Mogaka, 2015. "The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa
    [Relever les défis de la stabilité et de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest]
    ," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 22033.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:22033
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    1. World Bank, 2011. "World Development Report 2011
      [Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 2011 : Conflits, sécurité et développement - Abrégé]
      ," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 4389, March.
    2. Naazneen H. Barma & Elisabeth Huybens & Lorena Vinuela, 2014. "Institutions Taking Root : Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 20030.
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    1. Nga Thi Viet Nguyen & Felipe F. Dizon, 2017. "The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo," World Bank Other Operational Studies 27994, The World Bank.
    2. Odozi, John Chiwuzulum & Oyelere, Ruth Uwaifo, 2019. "Conflict Exposure and Economic Welfare in Nigeria," GLO Discussion Paper Series 334, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    3. World Bank, 2016. "Poverty Reduction in Nigeria in the Last Decade," World Bank Other Operational Studies 25825, The World Bank.

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