Knowledge Note

The 17 West and Central African countries in OHADA (Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) are proving that collective action is an effective way to address common economic challenges. More than 20 years after its establishment, the organization serves as a model in the region, not only for the progress its member countries have made but also for the lessons they can share. This smart lesson examines a 10-year period (2005/06–2014/15), offering evidence of improvements to the business environment and providing examples of the actions that brought about those improvements.