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Changing Business as Usual

Assessing Development Policy and Practice in the Sahel through a Resilience Lens

Substantial humanitarian and development action is urgently needed in the Sahel sub-region until the end of 2016 and beyond. Every year since 2012, whether rains are good or bad, over 20 million people in the Sahel suffer from chronic hunger and are locked in a debt and hunger trap from which they cannot escape.

This policy brief provides messages and recommendations on resilience, from an integrated humanitarian and development perspective viewed through a strong gender justice lens.