The work of the technical phase of the 5th Annual Review of Reforms, Policies, Programs and Projects of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) was launched this Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Cotonou, Benin. It is through a workshop that brought together experts from UEMOA, the Benin government and civil society The opening ceremony was chaired by Mr. Hermann TAKOU, Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy and Finance of Benin in the presence of the Resident Representative of the UEMOA Commission in Benin Mr. Komlan AGBO. To set the scene, it was the chairman of the Committee of Experts and chairman of the organizing committee of this review Armand Souton who reiterated the context of these meetings. In his speech at the opening of the proceedings, Mr. AGBO praised “the significant progress made in 2018 by Benin in terms of transposition and application of community reforms while thanking the Beninese authorities for the quality of the organization. the meeting and the strong mobilization of representatives of the ministries and technical structures concerned by the review ”. For his part, Mr. Hermann TAKOU first recalled that “the annual review of UEMOA was instituted by the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Union since 2013 in order to give impetus to the process of ‘regional integration’, before adding that ‘the real source of progress and development for our States lies in political, economic and social convergence’. He also underlined that “the present meeting will make it possible to better deepen the exchanges on the level of implementation of the reforms, to identify the possible difficulties which hinder their effective transposition and to consider approaches of solutions”. For this technical phase, the Commission experts and those from Benin will have to examine the implementation of 113 regulatory texts as well as 10 community programs and projects for an amount of CFAF 33.285 billion.