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Djénéba Traoré

defining characteristic of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has pursued sustainable human development through partnerships with different kinds of organizations. On the occasion of Regions & Cohesion' s tenth anniversary, this

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Transit Migration in Niger

Stemming the Flows of Migrants, but at What Cost?

Sébastien Moretti

Commission 2017c: 3 ). As an additional sign of its commitment, Niger has been the first country within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to adopt a law against the smuggling of migrants, drafted with the support of the United Nations

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Analyzing intra-regional migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Statistical data constraints and the role for regional organizations

Stefano Degli Uberti, Philippe De Lombaerde, Sonja Nita, and Elettra Legovini

Africa has long been described as an immensely mobile continent and continues to be viewed in this vein (Amin, 1995; de Bruij n et al., 2001; IOM, 2005). The 2005 World Migration Report describes Africa as “the continent with the most mobile populations in the world” (IOM, 2005, p. 33). In Western Africa, for instance, almost 4.4 million migrants moved in 2005 to another country of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) (World Bank, 2010). Compared to the overall international migrants in Western Africa (UNDP, 2009), South-South (S-S) migration accounted for more than 50% in 2005 (ACP, 2010, p. 5; Bakewell, 2009). The volume of intra-regional migrations in Africa seems to be inversely proportional to the availability of statistical data. The shortage of both quantitative and qualitative data on migration (Gnisci & Trémolières, 2006, p. 10; OECD/SWAC, 2006, p. 18; Ratha & Shaw, 2007; Zlotnik, 2003, p. 2) and timely information on population movements, whether internal or international, is a major obstacle to the understanding of migration dynamics in Africa. Nineteen of the 56 countries on the African continent have either no data or just one census providing any information on migrant stocks from the 1950s (Zlotnik, 2003).

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

operate with vigor below state and officialdom, making projects like ECOWAS, as it were, castles in the air!” (2010, p. 137). In this regard, border policies in West Africa are unrealistically dominated by governmental preferences rather than the people

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Quatrième Forum mondial sur le développement économique local

Vers la réduction des inégalités croissantes?

Djénéba Traoré

objectives. What will remain of the engagements taken in Praia? This remains to be seen. Keywords: 4 th World Forum for Local Economic Development, Cabo Verde, ECOWAS, SDG Challenges and Perspectives Cuarto Foro Global sobre Desarrollo Económico

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Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

third objective is to speak a lot more than we do about intra-African migration. Because everyone, starting with us, speaks about migration to Europe, but the overwhelming majority of migrants from ECOWAS 5 countries, 78–80 percent of them, are on the

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Harlan Koff, Carmen Maganda, Philippe De Lombaerde, Edith Kauffer, and Julia Ros Cuellar

and technological developments. The contribution by Djénéba Traoré illustrates how the West Africa Institute (WAI), a RISC-RISE member institute, has contributed to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Post 2020 Vision. This article

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Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

African States (ECOWAS) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). First, I make a distinction between colonial modernity and post-colonial modernity. By colonial modernity is meant the phase of modernity that was shaped and administered by

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

think there is a tendency to promote “Northern” models of regional cooperation, such as the European Union, in the “global South.” This can be seen clearly with Mercosur in South America, CARICOM in the Caribbean, ECOWAS in West Africa, and at an earlier

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Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula

). Disruptive technologies. Innovation and development in Africa . London : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1007/978-3-030-40647-9 Balogun , E. ( 2021 ). ECOWAS . Abingdon, UK : Routledge (forthcoming). Bernstein , S. ( 2011 ). Legitimacy in