However, the social conditions of millions of the sub-region’s people remain dire. Poverty is widespread and the levels of joblessness, especially among young people, are high and increasing. With better governance of the resource sector, countries can do more to translate revenues from their extractive industries into sustainable development benefits for their people.
This policy brief provides lessons and advice for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to help improve governance of the MOG sector and better harness revenues for West African citizens.
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