Accelerated Economic Growth in West Africa

  • Diery Seck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Analysis of West Africa’s Economic Growth

  3. Political Economy of Economic Growth

  4. Sectoral Policy and Economic Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Uchenna R. Efobi, Evans S. Osabuohien
      Pages 157-179
    3. Béké Tite Ehuitché
      Pages 197-211

About this book


The book provides a detailed analysis of the causes of West Africa’s current economic high-growth episode and proposes ways to extend it sustainably. It examines the potential role of regional integration through the establishment of a common currency union and of other policy options that can enhance economic growth. The authors suggest appropriate methods of coordination between macroeconomic policy and industrialization to achieve higher economic growth and also examine why pro-poor strategies have not been successful. The book underscores the challenges and opportunities that will arise from the structural change to the region’s economies resulting from the necessary investment in manufacturing exports, ICT and infrastructure, which are key vehicles for extended growth. Readers will learn how the region can better reach its developmental goals by securing and perpetuating political liberty and transactional freedom for all its citizens.


African Development African Economic Growth Currency Union Development Economics Regional Integration West Africa’s Economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Diery Seck
    • 1
  1. 1.CREPOL - Center for Research on Political EconomyDakarSenegal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16825-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16826-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7262
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7270
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