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Economic Development in Africa Report 2013

Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: November 2013
  • Page count: 154
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 13.II.D.2

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ISBN: 9789210561433

About the book

This report argues that for African countries to reap developmental gains from intra-African trade and regional integration, they need to place the building of productive capacities and domestic entrepreneurship at the heart of the policy agenda for boosting intra-regional trade. It also analyzes the range of strategies and complementary policies that will be needed, besides trade policies, to ensure that regional integration enhances African enterprise development and economic development in general. It explores, among others, the role of national and regional industrial policy and the scope for developing regional development corridors. Lessons are drawn from other developmental regional experiences.