Insight and Innovation in International Development

Wealth through Integration

Regional Integration and Poverty-Reduction Strategies in West Africa

Editors: Ayuk, Elias T., Kaboré, Samuel T. (Eds.)

  • The Euro crisis recently experienced by European countries has demonstrated the importance of the convergence criteria for regional integration
  • African countries increasingly recognize that regional integration can play an important role in poverty reduction
  • ​Examines how the efforts towards regional integration can influence poverty reduction in the economic and monetary community​
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Could regional integration be a first step toward joining the global market? In a context where liberalizing trade has not produced the expected gains in developing countries and growth in global trade has not led to the expected  economic growth, an alternative solution has emerged. This new paradigm  suggests that  trade liberalization should be accompanied by public investment. However, by its  very nature, trade liberalization leads to a reduction in revenues from duties and taxes, which means that the available resources for  public investments will also be reduced. There are now solid arguments for encouraging the less-developed countries to first emphasize regional integration before trying to access the global market.

 

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 converge their economies. It also examines how these efforts, which make a major contribution to regional integration, influence poverty reduction in the economic and monetary community.  It will be of interest to  researchers working in this area.

 

Elias T. Ayuk is Director of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa in Accra, Ghana, and was formerly a senior  program specialist at the International Development Research Centre. Samuel T. Kaboré is a  researcher/lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Ouagadougou II, Burkina Faso.

 

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.

 

Elias T. Ayuk is Director of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa in Accra, Ghana, and was formerly a senior  program specialist at the International Development Research Centre. Samuel T. Kaboré is a  researcher/lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Ouagadougou II, Burkina Faso.

 

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Integrate?

    Ayuk, Elias T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Fifteen Years of WAEMU: Results and Strategies for the Future

    Seck, Diery

    Pages 19-42

  • Growth and Convergence in Africa: A Dynamic Panel Approach

    Tegoum, Pierre Joubert Nguetse (et al.)

    Pages 43-68

  • Has There Been Real and Structural Convergence in WAEMU Countries?

    Chassem, Nacisse Palissy

    Pages 69-89

  • The Impact of the Convergence, Stability and Growth Pact in the WAEMU

    Combey, Adama (et al.)

    Pages 91-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wealth through Integration
Book Subtitle
Regional Integration and Poverty-Reduction Strategies in West Africa
Editors
  • Elias T. Ayuk
  • Samuel T. Kaboré
Series Title
Insight and Innovation in International Development
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
International Development Research Centre
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4415-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4415-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4414-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4889-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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