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West African Studies
West African Perspectives
Resources for Development
OECD, Economic Community of West African States. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  03 Nov 2009
Pages: 114 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264059757 , OECD Code: 442009021P1
Price:   €30 | $40 | £25 | ¥3700 | MXN540 , Standard shipping included!
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Imprint:  Sahel and West Africa Club

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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.


Table of contents:

-List of abbreviations
-Summary
-Presentation of the region
PART I. SEVEN CHALLENGES FOR THE REGION
-Population and migration
-Society and governance
-Culture and development
-Economy, wealth and knowledge
-Agriculture, food and markets
-Economy and energy policy
-Regional co-operation
PART 2. DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Chapter 1. Natural capital
-Ecosystems
-Water resources
-Fishery resources
-Mining, gas and oil
Chaper 2. Social, cultural and human capital
-Artistic creativity and cultural creation
-Religions and languages
-Human capital
-Knowledge
Chapter 3. Economic capital
-Network infrastructure
-Informal economy
-Economic and financial resources
PART 3. WEST AFRICAN VISIONS
-José Brito
-Ayoko Mensah
-Ken Ofori Atta
-Doumbo Ogobara
-Aminata Dramane Traoré
-Lionel Zinsou
Postface

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