30/10/2013 - CEA 2013 – Conférence de presse
African leaders are expected to show a renewed commitment towards the implementation of policies that support regional economic integration at the African Economic conference taking place in Johannesburg. A more efficient customs clearance, better roads, fewer roadblocks, access to air travel and rail alternatives are some of the challenges highlighted by the UNDP, a co- sponsor of the conference.
African countries are realizing the relevance of regional economic integration to inclusive and sustainable growth. South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan says it's the appropriate path to follow to create jobs and reduce poverty and is even more important in the face of the recent global economic slowdown. However the challenge lies in identifying growth prospects from country to country and sector to sector. The Minister highlighted that a one size fits all approach to growth will not work in Africa.