Policy Research and Collaboration Organization
       The African Center for Economic Growth
INTEGRATION  Regional Integration
Micro & Small Enterpise Development
Financial Inclusion
Regional Integration
Private Enterprise Development
Information Management

Regional integration is widely recognized as a policy capable of minimizing Africa�s marginalization and promoting intra-regional trade expansion. Despite this recognition, Africa�s integration efforts, though backed by political enthusiasm, remain characterized by overlaps in space, duplication of efforts, paying lip-service and failure to honor financial obligations necessary for regional cooperation.

ACEG�s research agenda under this theme is directed at generating incremental knowledge that can promote the rapid integration of Africa�s regional blocs. The following constitute key topics for research and analysis under this theme:

i. Sequencing of measures towards full integration

ii. Identification of common programs of action in regional integration

iii. Implications of regional integration on peace and food security

iv. Identification of costs and benefits of regional integration

v. Identification of policy impediments to regional integration

vi. Identification of solutions to problems standing in the way of progress towards regional integration
ACEG at a glance

This document gives you a snapshot of ACEG programs, along with resources, short bios of directors and senior staff, contact info, and answers to frequently asked questions

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EAC Study on the Rules of Origin [2012]

The East African Community (EAC) is currently negotiating an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Commission (EC) that replaces the Cotonou Agreement. In December 2007, EAC and EC entered into an interim Economic Partnership Agreement to govern trade between the two parties before a final agreement is reached. One of the major areas to be negotiated is the rules of origin (RoO) that are expected to apply to trade between EAC/EC and third parties. The purpose of the study was to propose simple (RoO) that would form the basis for the EPA negotiations between EAC and the EC. Read more..

Undertaken by: ACEG
Countries: EAC Countries
Project Director: Dr Nehemiah N’geno


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