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Africa Can Help Feed AfricaAfrican Can Help Feed Africa (October 2012)
A study on the current trade in food staples between African countries, and an examination of how resolving current barriers to trade may help Africa meet its food needs.

 

De-fragmenting Africa : deepening regional trade integration in goods and services (English)De-fragmenting Africa : deepening regional trade integration in goods and services (English) - (January 2012)
A new study on the state of intra-African trade and the barriers currently confronting cross-border traders.

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Regional Integration Assistance Strategy (RIAS) Progress ReportRegional Integration Assistance Strategy (RIAS) Progress Reporr (March 2011)
An update to the 2008 Regional Integration Assistance Strategy, including progress and preliminary results to date.

(PDF, 1.53MB)

Africa Infrastructure Country DiagnosticAfrica Infrastructure Country Diagnostic
Infrastructure accounts for a large share of Africa’s recent growth performance, and could contribute much more. But Africa's basic infrastructure lags far behind that of other developing regions. This overview summarizes the key findings and recommendations.

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Status of Integration in Africa (May 2010) Status of Integration in Africa (May 2010)
In spite of the constraints inherent to integration, the continent is making commendable progress in this area. The Assessing Regional Integration in Africa is dedicated to keeping track of the process. It describes the current status of regional integration in Africa, as well as the many strategies developed by regional organizations towards this goal.

(PDF, 4.1MB)

IDA15 Mid-Term Review of Regional Projects (Oct 2009)IDA15 Mid-Term Review of Regional Projects (Oct 2009)
A report on progress implementing the IDA regional program to date and emerging results as the regional portfolio matures. The report also proposes a new IDA grant facility for regional organizations and eligibility criteria which were approved by the IDA deputies.

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Regional Integration Assistance Strategy (RIAS) (Mar 2008)Regional Integration Assistance Strategy (RIAS) (Mar 2008)
The Regional Integration Assistance Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa (RIAS) outlines the strategic framework for the World Bank’s approach to regional integration. The report describes the three pillars of the RIAS strategy and details a plan for implementation of the program.

(PDF, 1.47MB)

IDA14 Mid-Term Review of Regional Projects (Nov 2006)IDA14 Mid-Term Review of Regional Projects (Nov 2006)
A report on progress in implementing the IDA Pilot Program for Regional Projects (the“Regional Pilot Program”) carried out at the request of the IDA deputies at the time of the IDA14 Mid-Term Review. The paper also examines issues and lessons emerging from the portfolio of activities associated with the Pilot.

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IDA13 Background Report on Pilot Program for Regional Projects (Oct 2003)IDA13 Background Report on Pilot Program for Regional Projects (Oct 2003), a background Paper Establishing the IDA Regional Pilot Program. The paper explores previous experience and lessons from regional projects and sets out the rationale, eligibility criteria and financing mechanism for enhanced support of regional lending

(PDF, 2.5Mb)




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