Policy Recommendation for ECOWAS: Interdependence Is Key to Sustainable Regional Integration

Authored By:

Eric Tevoedjre, Ph.D.

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August 10, 2023

This paper’s main argument is that making the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) interdependent is essential to ensure that their economic and political integration project is sustainable. The European Union (EU) provides a good example of a situation where an industrial project first promoted interdependence and then deeper economic integration.

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