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.



Cross-cutting issues: Peace and security, HIV/AIDs, gender, and the private sector

Four cross-cutting issues appear to be vital for effective regional integration: fostering peace and security, combating HIV/AIDS, main streaming gender issues, and involving the private sector. This chapter assesses efforts made in these areas by Africa’s regional economic communities.


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