African regional integration

The theme of the African Development Report 2014, “Regional Integration for Inclusive Growth,” recognizes that regional integration is not an end in itself, but rather a tool for enhancing economic growth and fostering inclusion – within and between countries. After decades of relative stagnation, Africa has shown a steady upward improvement in performance in the …

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African Agriculture’s Growing Needs

For most of Africa, economic growth is unlikely to happen without agricultural growth. There are simply no alternatives. Except for a few countries, short and medium term prospects for manufacturing are limited, while mining and tourism are possible in relatively few locations. Over the past fifty years, sustaining agricultural growth in Africa has proved difficult… …

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