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Accelerating Regional Integration in Africa I

Overview

( Print: August 2004 )

This overview is drawn from the groundbreaking policy research report “Assessing Regional Integration in Africa” (Sales No. E.04.II.K.3). It reflects on the integration agenda, revisits some of its...

This overview is drawn from the groundbreaking policy research report “Assessing Regional Integration in Africa” (Sales No. E.04.II.K.3). It reflects on the integration agenda, revisits some of its...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa

ECA Policy Research Report

( Print: August 2004, PDF: October 2006 )

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...

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...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa II

Rationalizing Regional Economic Communities

( Print: August 2006, PDF: October 2006 )

This report examines the effectiveness of Africa’s regional economic communities in pushing forward the regional integration agenda towards the objectives of the Abuja Treaty establishing the African...

This report examines the effectiveness of Africa’s regional economic communities in pushing forward the regional integration agenda towards the objectives of the Abuja Treaty establishing the African...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa III

Towards Monetary and Financial Integration in Africa

( Print: January 2009, PDF: January 2009 )

This report finds that although there are some successes, African countries are still experiencing enormous difficulties in achieving the macroeconomic convergence criteria set by their RECs, such as...

This report finds that although there are some successes, African countries are still experiencing enormous difficulties in achieving the macroeconomic convergence criteria set by their RECs, such as...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa IV

Enhancing Intra-African Trade

( Print: June 2010, PDF: June 2010 )

The publication seeks to address the pressing issues that are negatively affecting trade amongst African countries. It undertakes a comprehensive empirical analysis of intra-African trade to determine...

The publication seeks to address the pressing issues that are negatively affecting trade amongst African countries. It undertakes a comprehensive empirical analysis of intra-African trade to determine...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa IX

Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area

( Print: December 2020, PDF: January 2021 )

Signed by 52 African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is, by the number of participating countries, the largest trade agreement since the formation of the WTO. This report...

Signed by 52 African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is, by the number of participating countries, the largest trade agreement since the formation of the WTO. This report...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa V

Towards an African Continental Free Trade Area

( Print: January 2013, PDF: August 2012 )

This publication comes at a time of renewed enthusiasm for shortening the period of the vision of the Abuja Treaty. The publication's overall objective is to provide analytical research that defines...

This publication comes at a time of renewed enthusiasm for shortening the period of the vision of the Abuja Treaty. The publication's overall objective is to provide analytical research that defines...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VI

Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment

( Print: March 2014, PDF: December 2013 )

This publication comes at a time of renewed enthusiasm for shortening the period of the vision of the Abuja Treaty. The publication's overall objective is to provide analytical research that defines...

This publication comes at a time of renewed enthusiasm for shortening the period of the vision of the Abuja Treaty. The publication's overall objective is to provide analytical research that defines...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII

Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration

( Print: May 2016, PDF: April 2016 )

This publication examines how the three elements of regional integration, innovation and competitiveness are interlinked. It explores the prospects for harnessing them within the framework of Africa’s...

This publication examines how the three elements of regional integration, innovation and competitiveness are interlinked. It explores the prospects for harnessing them within the framework of Africa’s...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII

Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area About

( Print: December 2017, PDF: December 2017 )

The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) promises to give a significant boost to the continent’s economy and, in particular, to support industrialization and structural transformation. In this...

The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) promises to give a significant boost to the continent’s economy and, in particular, to support industrialization and structural transformation. In this...


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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa X

Africa’s Services Trade Liberalization and Integration Under the AfCFTA

( Print: March 2022, PDF: April 2022 )

The tenth edition of the report on Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA X) is on the theme: “Africa’s services trade liberalization and integration under the AfCFTA”. The report seeks to...

The tenth edition of the report on Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA X) is on the theme: “Africa’s services trade liberalization and integration under the AfCFTA”. The report seeks to...