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Protecting West Africa’s Coastal Economies
Episode 713th August 2018 • Afronomics • World Bank Group
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Today, there are about 120 million people living along the coast of West Africa who are threatened by coastal erosion and flooding on a daily basis. Large areas of coast line have disappeared, and with them houses, factories and roads. The economic losses are staggering. About 42% of West Africa’s GDP is generated along these same coastal areas. Preserving and protecting these fragile habitats makes dollars… and sense.

To learn more, please visit: www.worldbank.org/waca

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