Africa joins forces to launch Africa Regional Integration Index.

Author:Dalby, Alexa
Position:Brief article

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have joined forces to produce an Africa Regional Integration Index.

The index--the first systematic, quantitative, continent-wide monitoring system for regional integration in Africa--is designed to track African countries' progress towards meeting the goals shared by African governments in the context of the Abuja Treaty for integration on the continent.

It will allow countries to track their progress in regional integration and identify gaps and facilitate better policy analysis regarding which policies are delivering the regional integration outcomes that Africa is aiming for, and identify star performers that can serve as examples to other African...

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