UNCTAD's Investment Policy Reviews (IPRs) aim to help countries improve their investment policies with a view to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
They also help to familiarise governments and the private sector with the investment climate of these countries.
The analysis is based on the key principles and guidelines of the Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development.
IPR recommendations promote transparent, effective and predictable strategic, legal and institutional investment frameworks.
They can be implemented over several years with the assistance of development partners, including UNCTAD.
The Investment Policy Review of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) was commissioned by the WAEMU Commission and prepared in collaboration with the Member States.
In addition to detailed research and an in-depth analysis of the national and regional texts that constitute the investment framework of WAEMU Member States, surveys were conducted among investment promotion agencies.
A regional validation workshop was held from 8 to 10 November 2023 in Ouagadougou with the WAEMU Commission and the Member States.
The information contained in this IPR is up until 30 June 2023.