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    UEMOA is working to improve the collection and use of economic statistics within its eight member states. Directors general of national statistics agencies took part in a workshop to launch the Regional Statistics Programme (PRS-UEMOA) 2015-20 from 1 to 4 March in Bamako. The PRS is the result of a co-operation agreement between the UEMOA Commission and the Economic and Statistical Observatory for Sub-Saharan Africa (AFRISTAT), signed in November 2015 Read on
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    Chad and Sierra Leone are among the eight countries with food insecurity levels categorised as "alarming" in the 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The scores of Niger (34.5) and Nigeria (32.8) are both very close to the “alarming level” of food insecurity which is particularly worrying for Africa’s most populous country. Most other West African countries registered scores showing food insecurity in the "serious" range. Read on
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    UEMOA and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to create a USD 100 million fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UEMOA zone. The agreement was signed between the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and the Saudia Arabia based Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), a division of the IDB that focuses on developing private business. Read on
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    Created in 1994, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is a customs union with a common external tarrif and a common currency (CFA franc) which is composed of eight, mainly francophone countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo). They work together towards greater regional integration. The Union’s work is supported by a Commission (based in Ouagadougou), a Court of Justice and an Inter-parliamentary Committee. Read on

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