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09/10/2013
African Development Bank

The purpose of the study is to examine the current state of South Sudan’s trade with its regional trading partners; Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and to an extent the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) It provides an overview of the structure of both formal and informal trade between South Sudan and its major trading partners; constraints on cross border

09/01/2011
Vinaye Ancharaz, Kennedy Mbekeani, Zuzana Brixiova
11/01/2012
Jean-Guy K. Afrika, Gerald Ajumbo

Despite being a source of income to about 43 percent of Africa’s population, informal cross border trade (ICBT) is generally regarded as illegal commercialization of cross border activities. ICBT can have positive macroeconomic and social ramifications such as food security and income creation particularly for rural populations who would otherwise suffer from social exclusion.

01/14/2016
Gerald Ajumbo

This brief seeks to examine the various geographically proximate African FTAs in the context of analyzing the deeper and expand models of economic integration and endeavor

06/01/2013
Kennedy K. Mbekeani

Have regional trading agreements (RTAs) boosted intra-regional trade in southern Africa? How has the direction and composition of intra-regional trade in southern Africa changed during the three decades to 2008? And how can the region improve its trade performance? African leaders have long recognized the importance of regional integration as a way of supporting economic development.

09/01/2013
Gabriel Mougani, Oscar Pitti Rivera, Jian Zhang, Cedric A. Mbeng Mezui, Aerina Kim

Cross-Border Investment (CBI) refers to all capital flows, both private and public, between countries i.e. investment across the geographical borders of countries. Intra-regional CBI is therefore related to capital flows listed within a Regional Economic Community (REC).

06/01/2012
Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, African Union

African Union Heads of State and Government have adopted and are pursuing regional integration as an overarching continental development strategy. The vision at the continental

04/01/2013
Gadzeni Mulenga

The purpose of this Brief is to provide the rationale for transforming Africa’s potential regional transport corridors into economic corridors and to discuss the role of the African Development Bank (AfDB or Bank) in this process. We refer to the Walvis Bay Corridor to illustrate the practicability of corridor transformation.

07/01/2014
African Development Bank, European Union, Trademark East Africa

Favorable economic growth prospects for the East and Southern Africa region will result in increased trade flows. This puts significant pressure on Tanzania’s port and transport infrastructure, suggesting the need to address trade gaps through interventions, which need to balance between infrastructure investment and institutional reform aspects.

09/01/2015
Jeffrey J. Schott, Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs

Despite a lack of consensus among Korea, Korean official recognize that -- sooner or later -- Korea will need to be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jreffrey J. Schott and Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs conclude that Korea should seek to join the TPP as soon as possible if it can manage its bilateral trade issues with Japan in a pragmatic way.

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