Consolidated report of the activities of ECA-sponsored regional and subregional institutions for the biennium 1980-1981
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In pursuing its efforts to promote trade among the countries of the member "banks the West African Clearing House organized a seminar in October I980 for the countries in the second group. As at the seminar for countries in the first group, which was held in March I98O, the topics discussed centred on the operations of the /Jest African Clearing House and the role of commercial banks in promoting intra-west African trade. Apart from the representatives of each of the national commercial banks, participants included representatives of the ministries of Finance and Trade and the national chamers of commerce of each of these countries. Several international organizations, from both within and outside the sub region, also participated in the seminar. A synthesis of the reports and recommendations of "both group seminars was made at the joint meeting of all central and commercial banks of the sub region held at Freetown, Sierra Leone, in November I980. Some of the studies recommended have been included in the request for USDP assistance during the 1982-1986 cycle.