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Problems of economic integration in Africa a study of the demise of the East Africa Community by P. N. S. Njiku

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Published by Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar es Salaam .
Written in English



  • Africa, East


  • East African Community.,
  • Africa, East -- Economic integration.

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Edition Notes

Statementby P.N.S. Njiku.
LC ClassificationsHC860 .N58 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination91 leaves ;
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3019600M
LC Control Number84980757

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  Estimates reported here reveal the shortcomings of the linear model of integration, as behind-the-border measures aiming to reduce trade costs were largely ignored across African RECs until recently. While this is probably due to the difficulty in gaining the confidence necessary to get collection action started, many behind-the-border measures could still have been undertaken Author: Jaime de Melo, Yvonne Tsikata. The Challenges of Economic Integration in West Africa. Indeed, confronted with the problems raised by the economic fragmentation of West Africa, various international and intergovernmental organizations launched numerous initiatives aiming at economic integration, coordination of development plans, customs co-operation, etc. Thousands of pages of reports have been produced, and hundreds of missions. (the statics of economic integration), problems of growth (the dynamics of economic integration), and economic policies divides this book into three parts. The first part discusses changes in the allocation of resources within and outside different types of union, as a .

for Africa’s economic progress, focusing on trade reform under the current political arrangement and in the context of globalisation, is assessed. Africa’s regional integration in historical perspective After independence regional integration became a pillar of Africa’s developmental strategy. Pan . The difficulty in economic integration is with the establishment of a customs union where local industry will be protected by a tariff against imports from outside the area, while it will have free or preferential access to markets of the other members of the area. History of Regional Economic Integration in Africa Background to the statement of the Research Problem The concept of integration denotes the joining together of two or more economies, polities or abstract entities for a common purpose. Economic integration is therefore the fusion together. Advantages Of Economic Integration. Trade Creation: Member countries have (a) wider selection of goods and services not previously available; (b) acquire goods and services at a lower cost after trade barriers due to lowered tariffs or removal of tariffs (c) encourage more trade between member countries the balance of money spend from cheaper goods and services, can be used to buy more.

Richard Frimpong Oppong challenges the view that effective economic integration in Africa is hindered by purely socio-economic, political and infrastructural problems. He argues that radical reforms to community and national laws are needed to ensure the economic integration agenda, which is essential for Africa's long-term economic growth and by: The advantages that a regionally integrated market offers West Africa are considerable. -- This study is an inquiry into the problems of integration in West Africa and the contributions a fourteen country economic community would make to the development of the region, and needless to .   In May, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of South Africa with a commitment to promote economic growth and fight corruption. At the start of the year, Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected president of Nigeria on a similar pledge to fight corruption, while strengthening national security and the economy. With the exception of the franc zone, the RECs have not yet completed goodsmarkets integration; the lack of adjustment funds to address the uneven distribution of benefits across partners contributing to the tes reported here reveal the shortcomings of the linear model of integration, as behind-the-border measures aiming to reduce trade costs were largely ignored across .