Posted: May 15, 2013
Since 2006, the USAID Trade Hub has implemented a methodology to collect data on road governance practices along primary trade corridors in West Africa. The West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) oversees the road governance initiative, which today involves eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
Posted: December 4, 2012 - updated on December 10, 2012
Posted: September 28, 2012
This report presents results of data collected Jan. 1 to March 31, 2012, on checkpoints, delays and bribes on West African primary trade corridors.
Posted: June 13, 2012
Since 2006, the USAID West Africa Trade Hub and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) have collaborated to publish a quarterly report on checkpoints, bribes and delays along primary trade corridors. The initiative today covers corridors in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Senegal and Togo. Benin and Niger have recently been added to the initiative.
Posted: March 30, 2012
This report presents data on checkpoints, bribes and delays gathered between July 1st and September 30th 2011.
Posted: December 20, 2011
The 16th quarterly report on checkpoints, bribes and delays on trade corridors in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Senegal and Togo.
Posted: October 21, 2011
Draft 1-page summary of the 16th USAID-UEMOA road governance report.
Posted: July 1, 2011
Checkpoints in Cote d'Ivoire involve serious violations of human rights, including rape and murder, according to a new report from the Civil Society Convention of Cote d'Ivoire, with support from the European Union and the International Rescue Committee.
Posted: June 3, 2011 - updated on July 3, 2011
Posted: June 1, 2011 - updated on October 22, 2012
The essential features of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) free trade area, known as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS), are the free movement of transport, goods and persons in the region, including the removal of all tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. The benefits of a fully-implemented ETLS for West Africa would be greater economic growth, more jobs and lower consumer prices. In the longer term, ECOWAS envisions progressing from a free trade area to a full customs union and eventually a common market to facilitate trade in the region.