Agriculture and manufacturing offer opportunities for African trade
Thoughtful blog on how the African continent can benefit from regional trade.
UN report recommends ‘developmental regionalism’, with African countries selling much more food and manufactured goods to each other
African countries should emulate Asian models of regional development that encompass industrial policy and investment in infrastructure to boost trade among themselves, a UN report recommended on Thursday.
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) pointed to the greater Mekong sub-region project in south-east Asia as a model of a strategic development programme that could bring dividends for Africa.
“The Mekong sub-region project was driven by the Asian Development Bank. What we found interesting was that it went beyond trade to include a common industrial policy, common investment policy and pulled up the poorest countries. We thought it was something African countries can learn from,”…
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