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Technical Paper One : Socioeconomic Trends in the Lake Chad Region (English)

The Lake Chad region, which is an economically-and socially integrated area spanning across four countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria in north-west Africa, has been trapped in a vicious circle of suboptimal territorial development and fragility. This note shows that the Lake Chad region lags in multiple dimensions of development ranging from poverty, human capital, and access to services. A poverty rate in the Lake Chad region is found to be much higher than other parts of the countries surrounding the lake. The regional poverty rate in the Extreme North region of Cameroon (59 percent) is three times higher that of the rest of the country (19 percent). In Nigeria, the Lake Chad regio

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Masaki,Takaaki Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos

Technical Paper One : Socioeconomic Trends in the Lake Chad Region (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/479281636439604559/Technical-Paper-One-Socioeconomic-Trends-in-the-Lake-Chad-Region