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Is the AfCFTA a path to industrialization or industrialization should come first?

A common topic among academics is that Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) spur industrialization because of the increasing trade flows that are generated in the preferential trade areas as a consequence of tariff liberalization. But if we look at what happened in other Regional contexts, this is not exactly the path that others followed. Read the post on our blog.

The Africa Infrastructure Development Index (AIDI)

Infrastructure in Africa is critical for fostering economic growth and regional integration. The United Nations (UN) Resolution A/RES/70/1 approving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN plan of action to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in all the dimensions of human development, points out how safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems are crucial for ensuring mobility and a catalyst for integration between local communities, cities, regions and countries.


AfCFTA buy-in? Large shares of African citizens still skeptical about free trade and open borders

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) became operational on January 1, 2021, with all its expectations for increased cross-border trade, investment volumes, technology transfers, and income for next African generations.


AfCFTA : “next” or “last” generation Preferential Trade Agreement?

AfCFTA: “next” or “last” generation Preferential Trade Agreement? An analysis on the nature of the Agreement on our blog:

First Ethiopian Transport Investment Summit

Ethiopia has opened on 24 March the first Ethiopian Transport Investment Summit. The country explains its recent strategy for the partial liberalisation of the transport and logistics sector, its opening up to foreign investments, and launches a 10-years prospective plan for the transformation of the transport system in Ethiopia, a strategic plan to make the Ethiopian logistics system more efficient and aimed at integrating the different modes of transport in the country.


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