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Economic and monetary integration in West Africa

Augustus N. Gbosi

Economic and monetary integration in West Africa

by Augustus N. Gbosi

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Published by Olorunnishola Publishers in Alakia, Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic Community of West African States.,
  • Globalization -- Africa, West.,
  • Monetary unions -- Africa, West.,
  • Africa, West -- Economic integration.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-149).

    StatementAugustus N. Gbosi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC1000 .G37 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 149 p. :
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20369104M
    ISBN 107981339810

    This book explores the issues linked to regional integration in West Africa and presents empirical data about the experiences of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries in converging their economies. It also examines how these efforts influence poverty reduction in the economic and monetary community. The editors. monetary union in africa 3 Africa since independence has seen a series of regional integration initia-tives aimed at defusing conflicts and promoting economies of scale in produc-tion and.

    The African Economic Conference is jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme and will be held in Addis Ababa from 4 to 6 December 1. Indicative Results Matrix of the Regional Integration Strategy Paper for West Africa 2. Indicative Program of Regional Operations and Potential Economic and Sector Work for – 3. West Africa Macroeconomic Indicators 4. ECOWAS Monetary Cooperation Program Convergence Criteria Size: 1MB.

    This year’s flagship report is themed: “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” The annual African Economic Outlook report highlights economic prospects and projections for the continent as a whole and for each of the 54 countries. It offers short and medium term forecasts on the main socio-economic factors such as jobs, while at the same time examining the challenges. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) the unification of the economies of member countries of the EUROPEAN UNION (EU) through the introduction of a common (‘single’) currency and the harmonization (and eventual centralization) of fiscal policy. EMU represents the final stage in a long process towards integration which had its roots initially in the establishment of a ‘common market’ by the.


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Economic and monetary integration in West Africa by Augustus N. Gbosi Download PDF EPUB FB2

As this is the first book on monetary and financial integration in Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, it is an essential read for anyone interested in economic development in West Africa, and indeed in Africa as a whole.

This book is extremely well-researched, with detail on virtually all aspects of economic integration in the. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

This book presents a number of key studies pertaining to the most pressing challenges of economic regional integration in West Africa. The issues of monetary coordination, foreign exchange volatility, taxation, savings and macroeconomic convergence are investigated from a regional perspective.

Monetary and Financial Integration in West Africa details the progress, challenges faced, and potential of the project intended to create a West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) between Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Given the trend towards regionalization of economic ties across the world, especially after the successful launch of the euro, a detailed analysis of the WAMZ Cited by: 4.

Monetary integration is a key component of the Economic Community of West African States' integration agenda. Various efforts are being made to push forward the West African monetary union, with.

Of the four current initiatives for economic integration in West Africa, the most recent stems from the political decision of the presi­ dents of Senegal and The Gambia in December to establish a Senegambian confederation that is to be based inter alia on the estab­ lishment of an economic and monetary union between the two coun­ : Peter Robson.

An economic and monetary union (MCU) is a type of trade bloc that features a combination of a common market, customs union, and monetary ished via a trade pact, an MCU constitutes the sixth of seven stages in the process of economic MCU agreement usually combines a customs union with a common market.

A typical MCU establishes free trade and a common external tariff. This book explores the issues linked to regional integration in West Africa and presents empirical data about the experiences in = West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries to.

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[Temitope W Oshikoya] -- Details the progress, challenges faced, and potential of the project intended to create a West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) between Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

This book is. A more promising strategy for monetary integration would be to build on existing monetary unions—the CFA franc zone in western and central Africa and the Common Monetary Area in southern Africa.

Economic Integration for Africa’s Development AFRICA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN WAEMU West African Economic and Monetary Union WAMZ West African Monetary Zone WEF World Economic Forum such as Kwame Nkrumah who, in his book Africa Must Unite, called for AfricanFile Size: KB.

the African integration agenda and indeed Africa’s strategy for integration into the global economy are emerging from these negotiations, which are still ongoing. The African paradigm is that of linear market integration, following stepwise integration of goods, labour and capital markets, and eventually monetary and fiscal integration.

July Meaningful regional integration among West African states is critical if the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is ever going to be able to tackle civil wars, economic crises, and natural disasters in the region. France’s support is essential for the development of a meaningful ECOWAS.

For the project to be implemented, ten convergence criteria, set out by the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI), must be met, including a single a digit inflation rate at the end of each year. The Economic Community of West African States, also known as ECOWAS, is a regional political and economic union of fifteen countries located in West tively, these countries comprise an area of 5, km 2 (1, sq mi), and in had an estimated population of over million.

The union was established on 28 Maywith the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, with its Area: 5, km² (1, sq mi) (7th). The European Economic and Monetary Union represents a major step in the integration of the EU economies involving the coordination of economic and fiscal policies, a common monetary policy, and a common currency, the has been widely acknowledged as the principal driving force behind the EMU, such that the creation of EMU was at the centre of France’s European policy.

Read Monetary and Financial Integration in West Africa (Routledge Studies in Development Economics). The book addresses researchers and policymakers interested in development economies and African economic development.

Keywords African Economies Africa's External Trade African Monetary Union Regional Intergration International Economic Partnerships. Downloadable. African countries involved in monetary integration projects have been advised to peg their currencies against an external anchor before the definite fixing of exchange rates.

In this study we estimate optimum currency area indices to determine, between four alternatives, which international currency would be the most suitable anchor for COMESA members and for a set of other.

The conference brings together senior policymakers, financial sector representatives, and experts from international financial institutions, including the IMF and the World Bank, to discuss how the countries in West Africa can best maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks of deeper regional financial integration.CHAPTER 6.

REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AFRICA. There is the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) within the ambit of ECOWAS and the Economic and Monetary Union of Central Africa (CEMAC) within the proposed ECCAS region. Within the geographic area of COMESA there are the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) with its associated.Downloadable!

In this paper we use data from 17 African nations in order to investigate the hypothesis that monetary union – represented in this case by the CFA Franc Zone – augments the extent of macroeconomic integration in developing countries.

The paper covers a number of dimensions of integration including the volume of bilateral trade, real exchange rate volatility and the magnitude.