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2017 Global Forum on Development

04/04/2017

The 2017 Global Forum on Development - Working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, will take place on 4 April in Paris. Participants will discuss the role of the private sector in delivering sustainable urbanisation in Africa.

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Six key challenges to improving nutrition through social protection in the Sahel and West Africa

14/02/2017

The Sahel and West Africa region is home to some of the most nutritionally insecure people in the world. In 2015, 19 to 21 million children in the region under the age of five were affected by stunting. This figure is growing and may exceed 22 million by 2025. Today, strong evidence exists linking social protection to improved nutrition. In December 2016, the 32nd Annual RPCA Meeting focused political attention on some of the key challenges to be overcome in this area.

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West Africa’s diet transformation: Will the region capitalise on its changing food demand?

15/12/2016

Demand for food in West Africa is changing dramatically, opening great opportunities to create new wealth and jobs. But will most of the wealth and jobs be created in West Africa or in the countries that export food to the region? The decisions made over the next few years by West Africans and their development partners will largely determine who benefits from this massive opportunity and its attendant challenges.

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Burkina Faso: Resilience building is underway

14/12/2016

Burkina Faso is a poor, land-locked West African country, with about 18.5 million people, a number that is increasing fast at 3.1% per year. Categorised as a Least Developed Country (LDC), Burkina Faso regularly ranks at the bottom end of the Human Development Index (183 in 2015). Poverty is mostly rural (50.7% rural poor compared with 19.9% urban poor). Food insecurity and malnutrition remain a chronic concern (Global Acute Malnutrition = 8.6%).

Blogs

Towards a Better Understanding of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR)

12/12/2016

The time could not be more opportune to promote a better understanding of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) than now, during the 2016 Sahel and West Africa Week taking place from 12-16 December in Abuja, Nigeria. This is the single most important gathering of stakeholders to discuss food and nutrition security in the region. The week provides a fitting backdrop to review and discuss resilience action.

Blogs

Empowering women is key to improving food security and resilience in West Africa

24/10/2016

Food insecurity remains unacceptably high in West Africa. According to the Food Crisis Prevention Network, nearly 9.5 million people in the region required food assistance as well as measures to protect their livelihoods and combat malnutrition between June and August 2016, despite significant improvements since the 1990s.

Press release

Africa: economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

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