GovInn Deputy Director, Chris Nshimbi, working with an international team of researchers and experts has published the first ex-ante assessment of the proposed African continental free trade area (CFTA), using the HRIA (human rights impact assessment) tool. Chris brings to the team expertise on the informal economy, with a dedicated contribution on informal cross-border trade. The report provides nine evidence-based policy recommendations for negotiators of the CFTA. Follow the link to access the report.
‘If Africa is serious about a free trade area it needs to act quickly, and differently’. The Conversation, 09.01.2017
In their latest op-ed for The Conversation GovInn Deputy Director Dr Chris Nshimbi and UNISA Senior Lecturer in political economy Samuel Oloruntoba assess Africa’s regional integration project in light of the 2016 affirmation on the continent-wide free trade area in Addis Ababa at the African Union.
Africa is moving towards crystallising an ambitious integration agenda of establishing a continental free trade area by October. This comes against a backdrop of an apparent trend away from mega-regional trade agreements in both Europe and the US. Read the full article here.
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