Assessing Regional Integration in Africa

ECA Policy Research Report

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This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the state of Africa’s integration process, showing where efforts have succeeded or failed including why intra African trade remains low; and how lack of macro-economic policy convergence and insufficient infrastructures hamper integration.



What it will take to accelerate the region’s integration

Progress in African integration is mixed across sectors, regional economic communities, and member states. There have been some strides in trade, communications, macro economic policy, and transport, but integration has lagged in energy, manufacturing, and food and agriculture. Some regional economic communities have excelled in trade liberalization, free movement of people, infrastructure, and peace and security, but others have not.


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