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Sahel: Fighting inequality to respond to development and security challenges

Published : June 2019

Oxfam published a new report on rising inequality in the Sahel. Beyond the many security, humanitarian and environmental challenges, the problems in the Sahel have their roots in the inequality and the strong sense of injustice among the region’s people, particularly young people. Combatting inequality in all its forms will require “designing fairer and more equitable policies and modes of governance that align with the needs and aspirations of populations in Sahel countries.” The report offers a series of recommendations in order to reduce inequality and deliver on the SDGs. They notably call upon Sahelian countries to uphold their commitments and allocate at least 20% of their national budgets to education and 15% to health. Moreover, the G5 Sahel should place more emphasis on development and governance. In conclusion, the authors call for strong and co-ordinated responses from all actors beyond the current response, which is mainly focused on security.

Authors : Oxfam

Countries : Burkina Faso, Chad, G5 Sahel area, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Children & Youth, Employment, Gender, Markets, prices & trade, Resilience, Social protection

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English, French

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