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Regional Trade for Inclusive Development in West Africa

This study analyzed the potential of regional trade in facilitating the achievement of inclusive development in the West African region. Descriptive analysis is employed to examine the nature, composition and dimension of ECOWAS trade within the gro…

The West African El Dorado: Mapping the Illicit Trade of Gold in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso

The analyses in this report maps the enforcement and governance challenges, as well as vulnerabilities posed by the illicit trade of gold in West Africa and its impact on regional peace and stability. This report’s scope focuses on the artisanal gol…

The Ghanaian Economy: Annual Review 2013-2014 Theme: Ghana’s Public Financial Management

This annual report on the economy of Ghana for 2013-14 is a combined edition and devoted to Public Finance Management. The content comprises policies, legal frameworks, institutions, processes and mechanisms by which the public resources are manage…

In Defense of Democracy: Lessons from ECOWAS’ Management of The Gambia’s 2016 Post-Election Impasse

"The years 2015 and 2016 were of great importance for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), through supporting the conduct of peaceful elections and the orderly transfer of power. A total of 10 of its 15 member states held election…

Empowerment and Agricultural Production Evidence from Rural Households in Niger

"Niger is a landlocked Sahelian country, two-thirds of which is in the Sahara desert, with only one-eighth of the land considered arable. Nevertheless, more than 90 percent of Niger’s labor force is employed in agriculture, which is predominantly su…

Al Qaeda vs. Daech in the Sahel : What to Expect?

The terrorist landscape in the Sahel is characterized by multiple players that destabilize the countries in the region. Despite the fact that each terrorist group has particular areas of action and zones of influence, nevertheless two main ideologic…

Coopération Contre la Criminalité Transnationale : Cas de la Zone de Paix et de Coopération de l’Atlantique Sud – ZOPACAS/ Cooperation Against Transnational Crime: The Case of the Peace Zone and of Cooperation with the South Atlantic

While the threats, which transnational organized crime presented in the 1970s, were seen as secondary, the change in its nature, the increase in its risks and it being increasingly stigmatized as responsible for political instabilities and certain i…

Libertés et Contraintes dans la Règlementation du Marché des Télécommunications en Afrique de l'Ouest exemple du Marché Sénégalais / Freedoms and Constraints in the Regulation of the Telecommunications Market in West Africa - Senegalese Market Example

The United States have for years reserved the management pf their telecommunications sector for a single public company, but it later became a private company. The company operated within the framework of a regulation that defined its rights and o…

Tobacco Taxation in West Africa : Overview Issues and Options for Tobacco Control

The way in which tobacco products are taxed in West African countries is the result of both national and regional legislations. Four important features are highlighted in this review, in the current policies and practices that are not in step with …

Défis d'un Changement de Fiscalité sur le Tabac dans une Communauté économique : cas de l'Afrique de l'Ouest /Challenges of a Tax Change on Tobacco In an Economic Community: Case of West Africa

Tobacco taxation in West Africa is one of the lowest in the world, resulting in a very low price level and making tobacco very affordable. This makes smoking an important problem for each of these countries with low economies, with a population und…

Incertitudes et Performances Macroéconomiques dans la Zone UEMOA /Uncertainties and Macroeconomic Performances in WAEMU Area

The purpose of this article is to investigate the causal relationship between inflation and its uncertainty, output growth and uncertainty and between nominal uncertainty and real uncertainty. First the GARCH process is used that generates a condit…

Do Firms Learn by Exporting or Learn to Export : Evidence from Senegalese Manufacturers’ Plants

The increasing number of literature investigating the impact of trade openness on firm efficiency has not yet provided a definite prediction on the direction of causality. This paper investigated the relation between exporting and productivity on t…

L’Accès des Ménages Pauvres à l’eau Potable dans les Banlieues de Dakar / Poor Households' Access to Safe Drinking Water In the Suburbs of Dakar

This paper is part of the research on understanding the interactions between MDGs and focuses on the objective of access to and availability of drinking water. The underlying conceptual framework is based on four interrelated propositions that will …

Union Monétaire et Coordination des Politiques économiques : Estimations dans les Pays de la Zone Franc / Monetary Union and Coordination of Economic Policies: Estimates in the Countries of the Franc Zone

While being located in a heterogeneous monetary union, this paper analyzed the effects of the coordination related to the type of mode of co-operation in the countries of zone CFA. The analysis was carried out using a N country model of coordination…

Analyse de lʼinteraction des Politiques Budgétaire et Monétaire au sein de lʼUnion Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine /Analysis of the Budgetary and Monetary Policy Interaction within the West African Economic and Monetary Union

This article analyzed the coordination of fiscal and monetary policies within the UEMOA. The analysis of the evolution of budget deficits and public debt shows that there is some form of coordination reinforced by the implementation of the Stability…

Le Sahel Face aux Tendances Al Qaeda et Daech : Quel Dénouement Possible ? / Al Qaeda vs. Daech in the Sahel: What to Expect?

The terrorist landscape in the Sahel is characterized by multiple players that destabilize the countries in the region. Despite the fact that each terrorist group has particular areas of action and zones of influence, nevertheless two main ideologic…

Impact of External Debt Accumulation and Capital Flight on Economic Growth of West African Countries

This paper investigates how indebtedness and capital flight have affected the growth of 14 West African countries directly, and via investment and fiscal balance mechanisms, using data from 1970 to 2008. This task was approached through a standar…

West African Agriculture for Jobs, Nutrition, Growth and Climate Resilience

West Africa as a region is projected to continue robust economic growth in the decades ahead, according to scenarios developed by the global modeling community in the context of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment repor…

Analyse Comparative des Déterminants de la Croissance des pays de l’UEMOA et des pays à forte Croissance / Comparative Analysis Determinants of the Growth of the WAEMU and Countries with High Growth

This article makes a comparative analysis of some determinants of economic growth in the countries of the West African Economic Monetary Union and in the countries with strong economic growth in order to propose economic policy measures for the revi…

Choix du Régime de Change, chocs Exogènes et Stabilité Financière dans l’Union économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) / Exchange Rate Regime Choice, Exogenous Shocks and Financial Stability   in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

It is always a debate at the international level about the choice of exchange rate regimes. In general, the exchange rate instability is unfavourable for the economies such as the members of WAEMU who are specializing in the production of primary …

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