World Bank Podcasts

AFRONOMICS: Protecting West Africa’s Coastal Economies

Aug. 21, 2018

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: neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.