As part of the operationalisation of its Vision 2030, the ECOWAS Commission has adopted an important tool, the ECOWAS Community Development Programme (CDP), for which the formulation has involved major development actors in West Africa, namely, Intergovernmental Organizations, Member States, and Non-State Actors (Civil Society, Private Sector and Researchers).
The Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, in its 35th Ordinary Session, held in July 2010 in Lome, Togo, adopted by Supplementary Act (A/ SA.04 /07/10), the ECOWAS Community Development Programme as a key tool to operationalize the Vision 2030 of ECOWAS Commission.
The CDP is a concrete response to the various challenges of the region and provides a coherent framework of reference for development and regional integration initiatives, in coordination with the Regional Economic Programme of UEMOA (PER), the Regional Indicative Programme (RIP), the ECOWAS Sahel strategy, the Economic Partnership Agreements Programme for Development (EPADP) and the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.
The main objective of the CDP is to contribute to building a competitive regional economic union, sustainable and secured, with an increased participation of West African population in the regional integration process.
Contribute to creating a competitive regional economic union, sustainable and secured, with national economies fully integrated at regional level and to the global economy;
Establish a conducive business environment, within the context of good governance, rule of law, peace and security;
Promote strong economic growth, job creation and sustainable development within the ECOWAS Region;
Ensure an effective participation and ownership of the West African population to the regional integration process.