Preventing Extremism in West and Central Africa: Lessons from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria

Efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism have emerged rapidly onto the global stage and
attracted substantial financial investment. This study investigated selected projects to understand
their objectives, target groups, activities, theories of change, evaluation approaches, challenges,
lessons learned, and funding sources. Its broad intention is to add to the growing body of
information about this field, how policy is being translated into practice and to support evidence based approaches to addressing terrorism and violent extremism.