West Africa Regional Economic Bulletin | October 2021

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Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,

Resilience, persistence, and partnerships are the themes that are resonating across West Africa. In this edition we’re taking you inside an innovative garment factory in Ghana to give you a glimpse of the pioneering work taking place to produce a sustainable source of surgical-grade masks. These well-needed masks are making a difference in Ghana, in the sub-region, and are available to international markets. It’s a story of creative commerce, backed with compassion in a time where pivoting actions to sustain productivity is vital. The final two stories highlight local partnerships formed to increase access to energy and ensure food security across the sub-region. We hope you are encouraged by these success stories, as we all continue to work together to push past this pandemic. Please stay safe and healthy!


Matthew Anderson

Office Director

USAID/West Africa | Regional Economic Growth Office (REGO)

Issuing Country 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:00am

Last updated: November 04, 2021