Factors that Contribute to (or Detract from) Successful Outcomes in African Regional Agreements Alva, M. Behar, A. 2012-06-26T15:38:25Z 2012-06-26T15:38:25Z 2009
dc.description.abstract Regional Integration Agreements (RIAs) have proliferated in Africa and the complexity of issues surrounding their formation has increased. This paper describes the different Regional Integration Agreements in Africa, their history, members and reported rationale. It classifies them along three dimensions: 1) according to the different levels of regional integration they have attained; 2) according to three broad triggering motivations for their formation; and 3) according to whether or not they are active. RIAs developed explicitly or exclusively for trade have rarely achieved a high degree of integration. Rather, historical and political features appear to be important in forging bonds between countries. This preliminary investigation finds no conclusive evidence of increased trade, nor of diversion in trade patterns. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2009
dc.title Factors that Contribute to (or Detract from) Successful Outcomes in African Regional Agreements en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.topic Communities and Human Settlements
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topic Private Sector
okr.topic Public Sector
okr.topic Trade
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