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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Economic integration in West Africa: problems and prospects
Author:Asante, S.K.B.ISNI
Periodical:Vierteljahresberichte Probleme der Entwicklungsländer
Geographic term:West Africa
Subject:international economic relations
Abstract:If the countries of Africa are to achieve self sustained growth, co-operation in the production and distribution of strategic goods and services on a multinational basis in Africa 'must be seen by each and every one of the Governments of Africa as a necessary condition for the successful achievement of their respective national socio-economic goal'. The failure of the United Nations' First and Second Development Decades shows how imperative the need for economic co-operation in developing Africa has become. It is a clear indication that something radically different is needed in order to take advantage of even the type of strategy recently suggested by the United Nations' experts for the Third Development Decade. It is against the background of this global context, and in the context of developing Africa in particular, that is attempted in this paper to analyse the case for economic integration in West Africa and the problems and issues that arise in connection with such a scheme. Notes, sum. (French and German).