Year
West Africa
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West Africa

Population

386,908,402

Area

10,230,860 km²

GDP total

$641,648.86 million

Countries

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

5.470.18

Criminality Score

2nd of 5 African regions

Criminal market

5.390.17

Human Trafficking

6.170.64

Human Smuggling

4.430.20

Arms Trafficking

5.500.27

Flora Crimes

5.50-0.23

Fauna Crimes

5.670.14

Non-Renewable Resource Crimes

5.80-0.20

Heroin Trade

3.90-0.33

Cocaine Trade

6.000.80

Cannabis Trade

5.870.17

Synthetic Drug Trade

5.070.27

Criminal Actors

5.550.20

Mafia-Style Groups

2.570.14

Criminal Networks

6.430.03

State-Embedded Actors

6.900.17

Foreign Actors

6.300.47

4.06-0.20

Resilience Score

0th of 5 African regions

Political Leadership and Governance

3.97-0.36

Government Transparency and Accountability

3.90-0.10

International Cooperation

5.13-0.20

National Policies and Laws

4.40-0.43

Judicial System and Detention

3.93-0.07

Law Enforcement

4.20-0.30

Territorial Integrity

4.33-0.10

Anti-Money Laundering

3.87-0.33

Economic Regulatory Capacity

4.07-0.16

Victim and Witness Support

2.830.10

Prevention

3.170.07

Non-State Actors

4.87-0.53

4.06 5.55 5.39 4.06 5.55 5.39

4.06-0.20

Resilience Score

2nd of 5 African regions

Political Leadership and Governance

3.97-0.36

Government Transparency and Accountability

3.90-0.10

International Cooperation

5.13-0.20

National Policies and Laws

4.40-0.43

Judicial System and Detention

3.93-0.07

Law Enforcement

4.20-0.30

Territorial Integrity

4.33-0.10

Anti-Money Laundering

3.87-0.33

Economic Regulatory Capacity

4.07-0.16

Victim and Witness Support

2.830.10

Prevention

3.170.07

Non-State Actors

4.87-0.53

Analyses

Veneers of governance: Lessons from Liberia’s growing vulnerability

This paper unpacks how the international community’s efforts to strengthen Liberia's state institutions has created pathways for corruption.

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The criminal markets score is represented by the pyramid base size and the criminal actors score is represented by the pyramid height, on a scale ranging from 1 to 10. The resilience score is represented by the panel height, which can be identified by the side of the panel.