Regional Economic Integration in West Africa

  • Diery Seck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Private Sector

  3. Regional Macroeconomic Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Abu Bakarr Tarawalie, Christian Regobeth K. Ahortor, Marshall Umo
      Pages 101-135
    3. Mohamed Ben Omar Ndiaye, Robert Dauda Korsu
      Pages 137-158
  4. Regional Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Sam Olofin, Afees Salisu, Idris Ademuyiwa, Joel Owuru
      Pages 181-211
    3. Falilou Fall, Blandine Vachon, Cosimo Winckler
      Pages 213-252

About this book


​This book presents a number of key studies pertaining to the most pressing challenges of economic regional integration in West Africa. The issues of monetary coordination, foreign exchange volatility, taxation, savings and macroeconomic convergence are investigated from a regional perspective.  The characteristics of West Africa’s trade policy are reviewed and assessed in comparison to those of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The extent to which regional integration can tackle the challenge of unemployment is the focus of studies on labour markets. Development of the private sector and coordination of regional cross-border transportation are examined through the lens of economic collaboration between Arab and African countries.  The book provides fresh new answers to persistent development questions and sheds new light on long-held views that are either incomplete or no longer true. It also opens new perspectives on the search for sustainable avenues for Africa’s development. In this regard, it may contribute to the emergence of a new paradigm on Africa’s development process and its science-based, policy-oriented implementation.


African Development Development Economics Policy Coordination Regional Integration West Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Diery Seck
    • 1
  1. 1.CREPOL - Center for Research on Political EconomyDakarSenegal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01281-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01282-7
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