Enhancing Investment in West Africa

The Role of Investment Instruments in Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations

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The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the ECOWAS states of West Africa envisages cooperation between the two sides with the aim of enhancing investment and private sector development in the ECOWAS region. This study explores the options available to ECOWAS states for promoting, protecting and guaranteeing flows of domestic and foreign direct investment, in the context of the ACPEU Economic Partnership Agreements, so that development gains are realised in these economies.



ECOWAS Economic Performance and Investment Patterns

This chapter examines the characteristics of ECOWAS countries in terms of the growth and structure of their economies, and the growth, structure and financing of investment. The analysis follows the basic classification of ECOWAS countries into developing and least developed countries, with Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire regarded as developing countries.


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