Review of the African Development Bank’s contribution to promoting regional integration in Africa.

Regional integration has been at the heart of Africa’s political agenda for many years. Given the continent’s low population density, wide geographic spread and low levels of urbanisation, Africa’s leaders have recognised integration as critical to building economies of scale and making the continent internationally competitive. The impact of globalisation on Africa over the past decade has only intensified its importance. Regional integration can help overcome geographical challenges by concentrating economic activity and increasing access to global markets.

This report provides an overview of Africa’s progress on regional integration and reviews the African Development Bank’s contribution to promoting regional integration in Africa. This work further present data from Bank’s regional operations and describe some of its initiatives to support integration at the continental and regional levels.

Areas of Expertise:

Aid policy

  • Aid effectiveness
  • Performance management and accountability