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Assessing Arab Economic Integration Report

Towards the Arab Customs Union

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The goal of this first edition of the Assessing Arab Economic Integration Report is to provide a quantitative assessment of regional economic integration efforts, and generate practical and implementable policy advice for Member States. Following a concise review of the potential impact and channels of economic integration, a system of indexes has been developed for performance evaluation, monitoring and comparison of integration at the global, regional, and bilateral levels. This report shows that Arab countries’ abilities to unlock the potential for further intra-regional integration rely partly on their capacity to address a number of cross cutting structural features that act as facilitators and condition their performances. It makes a clear argument that economic integration is a means by which Arab countries can ensure their growth and diversification, thus bringing both individual country-level and communal regional-level benefits.

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Recommendations

Based on this analysis of economic integration among Arab countries across various sectors, a number of preliminary recommendations have emerged. These recommendations are presented below under two main rubrics, based on their scope. The first set of recommendations relate to more general guidelines governing economic integration, while the second set includes sector-specific recommendations.

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