This study estimates the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth of nine (9) West Africa countries during the period of 1995 to 2015, using panel data approach. As a result, the FDI is statistically significant and has a positive effect on economic growth in West Africa countries. As well, FDI needs support and directive from the government to have better productive activities in order to avoid its adverse effect on GDP of West Africa countries.
The purpose of this paper is to study how the technological innovation canachieve and promotesustainable development particularly in Africa. It considers forms of innovation technology that could enhancesustainable development.The paper presents the concept and strategies of Sustainable Economic Development, discusses existing technologies in sustainable development, shows the role of technology in sustainable development, and presents the information and communication technology to promote economic development in Africa andthe obstacles to set up policies for innovation technology in Africa.