Lake Chad Basin: socio-economic resilience in the shadow of Boko Haram

New research shows how traders and businesses have been affected and how government measures have heightened their vulnerability.

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This report presents evidence-based analysis to support ongoing processes to build resilience in the Lake Chad Basin through human mobility and commerce. It shows how economic actors in the region have been affected by the Boko Haram conflict and how some government measures have exacerbated their vulnerability. It also highlights actions taken by these actors to sustain livelihoods and adapt to the crisis.

About the authors

The research for this report was conducted collaboratively by the authors – Remadji Hoinathy and Teniola Tayo – with support from other members of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Lake Chad Basin Programme. These are Malik Samuel and Akinola Olojo, and research consultants Illiassou Abdoulaye, Oumar Abdelbanat, Regis Zambo and Yerima Goni.

Image: © Adapted from Roland/Flickr

Development partners
This report is funded by the government of the Netherlands. The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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