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Les accords de Cotonou et la coopération décentralisée en Afrique Subsaharienne (The Cotonou agreements and decentralized cooperation in Sub-Saharian Africa)


  • Alioune Ba

    () (labrii, ULCO)

  • Abdoulaye Ba

    () (labrii, ULCO)


La coopération entre l’Europe et l’Afrique a une longue histoire, mais son efficacité est discutable. La première partie de ce texte est consacrée à une mise en perspective diachronique, à la définition et aux cinq principes de la coopération décentralisée. Dans la deuxième partie nous analysons les liens systémiques qui se sont tissés entre les deux acteurs majeurs de cette coopération : l’UE et l’Afrique subsaharienne. Enfin, dans la troisième partie nous présentons une recommandation pour une mise en oeuvre efficiente d’une politique de soutien au secteur privé (et plus particulièrement au renforcement des PME-PMI) en Afrique subsaharienne du point de vue d’un acteur du Sud. The cooperation between Europe and Africa has an old history but its efficiency can be questioned. The First part of this paper explains the history and defines the five principles of the decentralized cooperation. In the second part, we analyse the systemic links between the two main actors of this cooperation: the European Union and sub-saharian Africa. Finally, in the third part, we recommend the implementation of an efficient policy to support the private sector (notably SMEs) in sub-saharian Africa, from a Southern point of view.

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  • Alioune Ba & Abdoulaye Ba, 2006. "Les accords de Cotonou et la coopération décentralisée en Afrique Subsaharienne (The Cotonou agreements and decentralized cooperation in Sub-Saharian Africa)," Working Papers 136, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:136

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    cotonou agreements; decentralized coorporation; Sub Saharian Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
    • N97 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Africa; Oceania


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