An Analysis Of The Negative Effects Of Regional Economic Integration On Ghana

ABSTRACT The inspiration for the creation of ECOWAS came from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), which had divided Africa earlier in the1960s into regions for purposes of economic development. The ECOWAS Treaty seeks to establish an economic and monetary union based on the removal of duties and equivalent taxes, the adoption of a common external tariff, and a harmonization of economic and sectoral policies. In 1993, ECOWAS revised its Treaty to introduce among other measures, the principle of supra-nationality concerning the application of its decisions. The ratification of the ECOWAS regional economic integration protocols and frameworks, like other various international community agreements, places both problems and benefits on the various nations in West Africa. This study identified the different Protocols and Frameworks of integration within the West-African sub-region, explored how these protocols and frameworks affect the economic environment of Ghana, and sought to analyze the negative effects of regional economic integration on Ghana. Economic Integration Theory was the theory that guided this study. The study is purely qualitative and depended on both primary and secondary data. The findings discussed the ECOWAS protocols on free movement, the harmonization of economic and fiscal policies such as the CET and EPA, and how they have negatively impacted Ghana. Based on the findings, the work concludes and recommends that ECOWAS, the Ghanaian Government and Civil Society Organizations put greater effort into making integration work, eliminate differentiated regulatory schemes and trade standards, improve regional industrial policy, regional infrastructure and build strong regional institutions and policies.

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APA

Africa, P. & ESI, D (2021). An Analysis Of The Negative Effects Of Regional Economic Integration On Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-analysis-of-the-negative-effects-of-regional-economic-integration-on-ghana

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Africa, PSN, and DEBORAH ESI "An Analysis Of The Negative Effects Of Regional Economic Integration On Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-analysis-of-the-negative-effects-of-regional-economic-integration-on-ghana. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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Africa, PSN, and DEBORAH ESI . "An Analysis Of The Negative Effects Of Regional Economic Integration On Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/an-analysis-of-the-negative-effects-of-regional-economic-integration-on-ghana >.

Chicago

Africa, PSN and ESI, DEBORAH . "An Analysis Of The Negative Effects Of Regional Economic Integration On Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/an-analysis-of-the-negative-effects-of-regional-economic-integration-on-ghana