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Regional Integration in West Africa : Challenges and Opportunities for Senegal - Final Report Summary
The West African region is an extension of the same fragmentation that characterizes the African continent. It is made up of countries whose domestic markets are too small to achieve the economies of scale that could allow them to have the robust and equitable growth likely to create sustainable jobs. Under these conditions, regional economic integration, which fosters free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between national markets, is essential for achieving the aforementioned growth and job-creation objectives.