Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Private Sector Development in West Africa

Editors: Seck, Diery (Ed.)

  • First book dedicated to West Africa’s private sector
  • Broad and balanced perspective on West Africa’s policy challenges
  • Brings together experts from various regions and backgrounds
  • Presents new perspective by capturing growth prospects of the West African post-crisis economy
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About this book

This book examines key determinants of private sector development in West Africa, putting special emphasis on government’s cardinal role in fostering and supporting entrepreneurship. Favorable macroeconomic conditions are identified and it is shown that adequate policies that contribute to economic diversification and industrialization are likely to expand the investment base of the economy. The book also examines new business concepts and regional integration initiatives meant to enhance West Africa’s private sector and analyzes the role of finance in promoting development of private firms and the extent to which corruption impedes economic growth. All chapters are highly relevant to West Africa’s current policy challenges and therefore inform the region’s ongoing policy formulation. The empirical evidence supporting the policy recommendations is based on both qualitative field observations and advanced quantitative estimation techniques.

About the authors

Diery Seck is Director of the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), based in Dakar, Senegal. He was Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (UNIDEP). Previously he served as Executive Director of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Before returning to Africa in 1995, he was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Windsor in Canada and Economist at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He specializes in financial economics and development economics. Dr. Seck has authored several articles in academic journals and published books on economic development. He was co-editor of the Journal of African Finance and Economic Development. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Global Governance Journal (University of Warwick) and the Journal of African Development. His latest books are entitled Fixing African Economies: Policy Research for Development; NEPAD and the Future of Economic Policy in Africa; Growth and Development in Africa; Back on Track: Sector-led Growth in Africa and Implications for Development; West Africa and the Global Financial Crisis and Regional Integration in West Africa.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Proposed Architecture for an ECOWAS Common Currency Union

    Seck, Diery

    Pages 3-30

  • The Quest for a Monetary Union in ECOWAS: An Econometric Test for Convergence of Countries

    Ndiaye, Mohamed Ben Omar (et al.)

    Pages 31-59

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy Coordination in the WAMZ: Implications for Member States’ Performance on the Convergence Criteria

    Englama, Abwaku (et al.)

    Pages 61-94

  • Private Sector Development and Economic Diversification: Evidence from West African States

    Ekpo, Akpan H. (et al.)

    Pages 97-110

  • The Integration of Africa: Commodity Based Industrialization Examined

    Omosegbon, Oladele (et al.)

    Pages 111-128

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05188-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05187-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38262-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Private Sector Development in West Africa
Editors
  • Diery Seck
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05188-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05188-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05187-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38262-3
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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