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The importance of regional economic integration in Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Akinboade, O. A. en
dc.contributor.author Madyo, Manone Regina en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:00:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:00:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:00:07Z
dc.date.submitted 2008-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2075
dc.description.abstract Motivation of virtually all regional economic integration (REI) initiatives has been prospect of enhanced economic growth. Although REI's role in contributing to growth and development was recognised and acknowledged, its importance in Africa has never been properly outlined. Theoretical background, economic assumptions and evidence of REI are examined to bring out REI's importance to Africa. Depicting from these, benefits and challenges of REI in Africa are explored. This dissertation analyses the progress, pace, approach, sequence of REI in Africa looking at different variables. Africa's regional integration blueprint and institutional framework are compared to EU's but selected areas are identified as essential for Africa. Progress on REI has been found to be slow. This study concludes that REI should be viewed as one aspect of strategy towards Africa's development and growth. However, the benefits of REI make it imperative for it to remain the central pillar of Africa's development agenda. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 139 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Regional economic integration en
dc.subject Free trade agreement en
dc.subject Trade creation en
dc.subject Trade diversion en
dc.subject Customs union en
dc.subject Common external tariffs en
dc.subject Common market en
dc.subject Economic union en
dc.subject Monetary union en
dc.subject Macroeconomic convergence en
dc.subject Regional Economic Community en
dc.subject African Economic Communities en
dc.subject African Union en
dc.subject.ddc 337.16
dc.subject.lcsh African Economic Community
dc.subject.lcsh African Union
dc.subject.lcsh International economic integration
dc.subject.lcsh Free trade -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Customs unions
dc.subject.lcsh Monetary unions -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Africa -- Economic integration
dc.title The importance of regional economic integration in Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Economics en
dc.description.degree M.Com. (Economics) en


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