Volume 8, Issue 2 (Special Issue), December 2021, Pages 12 - 23
The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Historical Moment for Development in Africa
Vera Songwe, Jamie Alexander Macleod*, Stephen Karingi*
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Jamie Alexander Macleod, Stephen Karingi
Received 14 September 2021, Accepted 6 December 2021, Available Online 13 December 2021.
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- AfCFTA; intra-Africa trade policy integration; UNECA
This policy piece surveys the potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a historical framework for setting Africa on the path toward structural transformation and sustainable development. After evaluating the part that the landmark continental trade integration reform will play in rebuilding better from the pandemic, the paper quantifies the trade-related impacts of the AfCFTA and assesses its contribution beyond trade. It also highlights Economic Commission for Africa’s ongoing support to implementation, building on the support the commission has historically provided to regional and continental integration in Africa.
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TY - JOUR AU - Vera Songwe AU - Jamie Alexander Macleod AU - Stephen Karingi PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/13 TI - The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Historical Moment for Development in Africa JO - Journal of African Trade SP - 12 EP - 23 VL - 8 IS - 2 (Special Issue) SN - 2214-8523 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.211208.001 DO - 10.2991/jat.k.211208.001 ID - Songwe2021 ER -