In partnership with the national authorities of Senegal and Nigeria, ECOWAS, and Afristat, and in collaboration with other development partners, the PARIS21 Secretariat organised a workshop for West African countries. This workshop took place in two sessions, the first in Dakar and the second in Abuja. All the region’s countries were invited to each session. Each delegation was an observer country in one session and participating country in the other. The Abuja workshop took place from 18–20 March 2003.