"Towards a Better Regional Approach to Development in West Africa": Conclusions of the Special Event of Sahel and West Africa Club, Accra (Ghana), 20-21 May 2002
Ogunsola John Igue, Sunhilt Schumacher
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2003 - Africa, West - 146 pages
This publication contains the proceedings of a special meeting, held in Accra, Ghana in May 2002 and organised under the co-chairmanship of the Presidents of Mali and Ghana, to discuss developments in regional integration in the West African region. The meeting focuses on four themes: globalisation, regionalisation and the crisis of nation-states; cross-border areas; market access and trade development; and the future for the region, particularly regarding the implementation of the New Partnerships for Africas Development (NEPAD) strategy.
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SPEECH BY MRS JACQUELINE DAMON DIRECTOR OF THE SWAC SECRETARIAT
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