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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.

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Investment Negotiations in the Economic Partnership Agreements

This chapter examines the negotiation issues, the resolution of which will contribute to the character of the agreement on investment under the West Africa-EU EPA. Such an agreement should be influenced by a set of important considerations drawn from past experience and perhaps by the potential for increasing investment flows between the parties to the EPA. At least six factors should be considered in predicting the nature and form of the envisaged investment component of the West Africa-EU EPA.

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