Towards a better regional approach to development in West Africa

conclusions of the special event of Sahel and West Africa Club, Accra (Ghana), 20-21 May 2002

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris

Written in English
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Places:

  • Africa, West,
  • Africa, West.

Subjects:

  • Regional planning -- Africa, West.,
  • Regionalism -- Africa, West.,
  • Globalization.,
  • Africa, West -- Economic integration.,
  • Africa, West -- Economic policy.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by John Igue and Sunhilt Schumacher.
ContributionsIgue, Ogunsola John., Schumacher, Sunhilt., Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development., Sahel and West Africa Club.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT395.A358 T69 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3373182M
ISBN 109264198296
LC Control Number2004459654
OCLC/WorldCa55076234

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