Chatham House research on West Africa includes work on Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Burkina Faso.

Topics include extractive industries, the impact of Ebola, trade and cooperation, electoral processes and the consolidation of democratic institutions, as well as security and policy options for a more stable region.

The Africa Programme is expanding its work on the region, to include the politics of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and deepening regional integration.