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The role of civil society in responding to serious and organised crime in west Africa

This report offers a rapid assessment of the civil society terrain in Ghana, Mali and Nigeria from the lens of tackling organised crime. The challenges posed by serious organised crime in the region are significant and wide ranging. The spectrum of consequences threatens to reverse democratic and development gains of past decades. This assessment is offered in preparation for a hoped-for increase in support mechanisms that will rebalance the breadth of international and regional response to organised crime towards more inclusive and strategic approaches that embrace citizens’ involvement.