Private Sector Development in West Africa

  • Diery Seck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Macroeconomic Policy and Private Sector

  3. Sectoral Policy and Private Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Akpan H. Ekpo, Udoma J. Afangideh, Elijah A. Udoh
      Pages 97-110
    3. Oladele Omosegbon, Charles Okeke
      Pages 111-128
    4. Tiffany R. Bussey, Juliet U. Elu, Gregory N. Price
      Pages 129-138
  4. Determinants of Private Sector Development

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book


This book examines key determinants of private sector development in West Africa, putting special emphasis on government’s cardinal role in fostering and supporting entrepreneurship. Favorable macroeconomic conditions are identified and it is shown that adequate policies that contribute to economic diversification and industrialization are likely to expand the investment base of the economy. The book also examines new business concepts and regional integration initiatives meant to enhance West Africa’s private sector, and analyzes the role of finance in promoting development of private firms, and the extent to which corruption impedes economic growth. All chapters are highly relevant to West Africa’s current policy challenges and therefore inform the region’s ongoing policy formulation. The empirical evidence supporting the policy recommendations is based on both qualitative field observations and advanced quantitative estimation techniques.


African Development Development Economics Private Sector Development Regional Economic Integration West Africa's Economy

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 978-3-319-05187-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05188-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7262
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7270
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