Biofuel in West Africa : From Institutional Vacuum to Multiactors Partnership in Strategy Formulation and Policy Implementation

C. Gatete Djerma & M.-H. Dabat
This paper focuses on the actors' games and institutional arrangements related to configurations and policies in the sectors of biofuels in four West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. Two models of production are currently observed in these countries: a short circuit designed for a local use of biofuels and an industrial one oriented toward the national and regional or export. The process of biofuels' emergence in these countries shows that the interplay...