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 Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC
Stemming the Flows of Migrants, but at What Cost?
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).
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
Vers la réduction des inégalités croissantes?
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
Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi
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 the
The Position of “the South” and “South-South Migration” in Policy and Programmatic Responses to Different Forms of Migration
An Interview with Francesco Carella
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella
” 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 stage with the African Union itself. It could be
Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation
been institutionalized in the 2015 West Africa Regional Initiative signed by the EU with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) and member states, which builds on previous
A Nkrumahist Perspective
Ezekiel S. Mkhwanazi
first, wherever possible. For instance, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would be a fair and prudent starting point for those who are living and working in those regions to start