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Video February 28, 2022

Removing Bottlenecks that Prevent Firms from Creating More and Better Jobs in Western and Central Africa

COVID-19 has made the economic transformation and job creation much more urgent because of the severity of the economic downturn and the decline in fiscal resources. Yet, West and Central Africa have shown resilience. African firms have mostly adjusted employment by reducing hours and wages rather than firing workers. There has been progress in regional integration and accelerated digitization.