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Improved Business and Investment Climate in West Africa
Deepening regional integration and unlocking investment


World Bank Group technical adviser, Armando Heilbron, and ECOWAS Private Sector Directorate, Principal Program Officer, Peter Oluonye, at the investment policy and promotion workshop, Lagos, Nigeria, June 2017 © World Bank Group

The Improved Business and Investment Climate in West Africa Project is a regional technical assistance project aimed at fostering private sector competitiveness and facilitating investment flows as a basis for sustainable regional development.

The five-year project (2014-2019) is funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Private Sector Directorate of ECOWAS Commission. It supports the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Monetary Union (WAEMU/UEMOA) and West African member states to address a range of investment policy and investment climate issues that constitute barriers for the private sector to invest efficiently across the region.

The Project is