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  • ECOWAS, AfDB Group hold consultations on West Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) 2020-2025.
  • Consultations focused on current issues around West African integration, including challenges, opportunities, and prospects.
  • Other pertinent issues such as economic affairs, human development, infrastructure, and politics were also discussed.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Development Bank Group have successfully concluded discussions regarding the mid-term evaluation of the West Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for 2020-2025.

This strategic plan, approved by the Bank Group in May 2020, was designed to bolster regional integration efforts in West Africa.

With an initial investment plan totaling $4.52 billion, the West African RISP primarily focuses on enhancing resilient infrastructure and fostering the growth of regional businesses.

The meetings, spanning from September 5th to 15th, 2023, were held at the ECOWAS Commission headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

West African integration

During this period, both parties assessed …