Integrating Africa is the AfDB Group’s blog on regional integration in Africa. It chronicles the issues arising from African countries’ efforts as they work to pool resources and integrate their economies for the development of their regional and individual economies. Read More

Andrew Westbury

[Guest] Andrew Westbury is the associate director of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings. He has worked for more than ten years on economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, serving with small grassroots organizations, large international charities, the U.S. private sector, and the United Nations.


Encouraging signs on AGOA renewal in Washington, but poultry debate presents a hurdle to be overcome

With just months to go before the expiration of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), discussions have been heating up in Washington, DC on how to proceed with a renewal. Policymakers in Africa and the US have indicated for years the importance of extending the legislation well before its September 2015 expiration, noting that orders of African goods in certain sectors, like textiles and apparel, must be made nine months in advance.