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Oxford Policy Management (OPM)
This case study reviews the main shocks and crises affecting the Sahel region of west Africa. It explores the regional approach to addressing a specific type of crisis, that of food insecurity, and whether and how social protection contributes to that response. The Sahel as a region is relatively integrated: many regional bodies and coordination mechanisms already exist and are working on issues common to humanitarian assistance, social protection, climate change and food security. Their experience may provide insights relevant to other regions.