This issue begins with a policy brief by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)- COVID-19- Ten Policy Priorities for Africa’s Recovery, Growth and Transformation that might be of interest to policy makers. The Eco, the proposed currency for West Africa has been on the drawing board for a while. CFR-Ghana Member Dr. Nkechi S. Owoo, a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon in
The Eco and West African Monetary History, examines and evaluates the challenges the Eco encountered and is likely to face, in terms of country monetary policies and regional obligations such as, the Francophone and the CFA lessons that could be learnt and avoided as it was with the euro in 2010.
This edition also fulfills one of the Council’s objectives of a public memoirs platform- personal experiences of diplomats, public servants and professionals. In a Special Review Essays segment on Ghana, Liberia and Africa, are excerpts from published and forthcoming
books on Africa’s historical moments and transitions in the last six decades.