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Title:Regional trade integration, economic growth and poverty reduction in Southern Africa
Editor:Tekere, MosesISNI
Year:2012
Pages:263
Language:English
City:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute South Africa
ISBN:0798303042; 9780798303040
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
Angola
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Subjects:SADC
economic integration
free trade areas
poverty reduction
economic development
Abstract:Despite a long history of regional integration and a multiplicity of regional organizations in southern Africa, the effect of regional integration on economic growth and poverty reduction remains debatable or elusive. The focus of this book is to explore and analyze whether specific Southern African Development Community (SADC) trade integration policies, especially the trade liberalisation regime, have produced economic growth and reduced poverty in the region. The book makes recommendations on how the SADC Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can contribute to poverty reduction and socioeconomic development, and goes on to suggest policy proposals on how to enhance the contribution of the FTAs to poverty eradication and economic development. It also identifies specific activities to be undertaken to enable supply-side and productive competitiveness interventions to support the FTAs and contribute to economic development. The potential constraints and negative impacts of the FTAs are investigated and highlighted, and possible solutions are recommended and motivated. Case studies are included on Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Contributors: Moses Tekere, Tendai Chigwada, Evangelista Mudzonga, Tanaka Mukura, Albert Makochekanwa, Fudzai Pamacheche, Ronald Chifamba, Gilberto Biacuana, Dominic Chanda, Nelson Nsiku, Fanuel Hazvina. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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