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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)

The publication's overall objective is to provide analytical research that defines frameworks for African governments, the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities, towards accelerating the establishment of the African Common Market through: the speedy removal of all tariff and non-tariff barriers, obstacles to free movement of people, investments and factors of production in general across Africa, and through fast-tracking the creation of an African continental Free Trade Area.

ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #8

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII

Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area About

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
29 Dec 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 context, the 8th edition of Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA VIII) looks at what wil...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #6

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VI

Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
12 Mar 2014
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 frameworks for African governments, the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities, towar...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #7

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII

Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
9 May 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 normative regional integration development model oriented to foster structural change. Based on ...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #5

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa V

Towards an African Continental Free Trade Area

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
11 Jan 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 frameworks for African governments, the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities, towar...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #4

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa IV

Enhancing Intra-African Trade

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
18 Jun 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 why it has remained consistently low over the past decades. The report proposes concrete recomme...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #3

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa III

Towards Monetary and Financial Integration in Africa

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
27 Jan 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 targets on inflation, debt-to-GDP ratio, and deficit-to-GDP ratio. The assessment also indicates ...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #2

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa II

Rationalizing Regional Economic Communities

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
11 Aug 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 Economic Community. A fully functioning African Economic Community will remove all barriers to mo...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA OVERVIEW

Accelerating Regional Integration in Africa I

Overview

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
27 Aug 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 payoffs for Africa, and considers the best experiences, the pitfalls, and the challenges in moving ...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #1

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa

ECA Policy Research Report

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
27 Aug 2004