Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102992
Authors: 
Kessides, Ioannis N.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/092
Abstract: 
Over the past decade, Africa has been experiencing an economic resurgence. Yet, the continent is facing several difficult challenges and many economies of the region continue to be among the least competitive in the world. Africa's competitiveness is adversely affected by: (i) poor regional infrastructure networks; and (ii) weak institutional capacity. Increased regionalization could potentially address both these challenges. Regional integration of regulation, combined with regionalization of regulated firms, could assist the countries of Africa in overcoming national limits in technical expertise, enhance national capacity to make credible policy commitments, improve the efficiency of infrastructure industries, and increase infrastructure investment.
Subjects: 
regional integration
regulatory reform
competitiveness
Africa
JEL: 
F15
L51
L98
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-813-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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