Research Tools

Doing Business

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational level. However, the focus here is on local firmsin ECOWAS region.



Through a multilateral surveillance mechanism adopted in December 1999 by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, ECOWAS has embarked on the harmonisation of both economic and financial policies. ECOSTAT serves as a tool for the provision of economic data and metadata which form an essential requirement for the evaluation of the harmonisation process.


Market Analysis Tools: International Trade Centre

The International Trade Centre has made it a top priority  through market analyses to enhance the transparency of both global trade and market access.



The Economic Policy Analysis Unit (EPAU) was established in January 2010 under the Commissioner in charge of Macroeconomic Policy at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja. The EPAU is a regional Think Tank sponsored by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

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This Brochure presents the background, vision, mission, and objectives of EPAU. It includes the programme components and answers to FAQs
The Half-year progress report presents the highlights of the state of implementation of EPAU project since assumption of duty of EPAU experts


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Dr. Felix N'Zue is the Manager of EPAU
Dr. Wunmi Olayiwola is a Principal Programme Officer Research in EPAU
Dr. Mohamed Jalloh is a Principal Programme Officer Research in EPAU
Mrs. Uzoma Maranzu Jennifer Chioma is the Administrative Assistant in EPAU