In The Wave of Jihadist Insurgency in West Africa, our colleague Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim discusses the emergence of jihadist movements such as Boko Haram and AQIM in West Africa. His working paper is the first concrete product of our new collaboration with the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club.
Our new book “Cross-border Co-operation and Policy Networks in West Africa” was launched at the 2017 European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Published by the OECD Sahel & West Africa Club (SWAC) Secretariat, the book uses social network analysis to examine how policy actors involved in cross-border co-operation contribute to the regional integration process in West … Continue reading New book on cross-border policy networks in West Africa
Our latest working paper written with Simon Renk of the World Food Program discusses how network analysis can be used as a policy and empowerment tool by development and humanitarian organizations. Focusing on West Africa, we are particularly interested in the application of network analysis to the fields of food security, market analysis and gender, three policy areas that, despite … Continue reading Can network analysis help African policies?