Civil Society and Development in West Africa: Practitioners’ Perspective


“This research report seeks to present a potpourri of existing and emerging issues on civil
society’s contribution to development in West Africa. Its sixteen chapters are each written by civil society practitioners actively working in the field and represent perspectives of all the fifteen countries. The book has two main objectives: to identify, gather, document and share civil society’s contribution to development as well as effectively use the evidence to shape public policy making in the region. The main priority is to present evidence that strongly reflects issues on the ground that would challenge preconceptions, while still maintaining a relevance to public policy and practice. What the authors have done is to individually capture the historical evolution of civil society, its contributions to development and propose concepts that will frame the development discourse in West Africa.”
The fifteen country contributions are written in English (5), French (8) and Portuguese (2), depending on the country they deal with.
The book has Copyright © WACSI 2015

Review by Wilde Ganzen

This trilingual WACSI publication is a compilation of articles dealing about civil society in individual West African countries. Can be of (considerable) interest to readers living in, or having business with one ore more of these countries.


Civil society organisations

Author: Various

Publisher/source/organization: West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Place and year of issue: Accra, Ghana 2015

Type: Book

Country/region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinée, Guiné-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Togo

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