Session 2.1: Integrating infrastructure and facilitating movement of people, goods and services

Moderator: Andoh Obed Mensah, African Development Bank

Rapporteur:  Youssouf Kone, African Development Bank 

  • The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and industrialisation in the EAC, Ntale, Anita; Isaac M.B. Shinyekwa

  Discussant: Yussouf Kone, AfDB

  • Africa Economic Integration: Is the Information and Communications Technology Infrastructure Matter?, Atif Awad

Discussant: Dovi Charles AMOUZOU, AfDB

  • Landlockedness and Trade: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment in Ethiopia, Ambaw, Dessie Tarko; Habtamu Tesfaye Edjigu; Nicholas Sim

  Discussant: Adamon Ndungu Mukasa, AfDB

  • Modelling the economic impact of the China Belt and Road Initiative on East Africa, Mold, Andrew; Rodgers Mukwaya

  Discussant: Yusuf Bob Foday, AfDB

“Today, we are here primarily to discuss Integrate Africa, to bring down the tariff and non-tariff barriers that have marginalized and impoverished so many economies and prevented us from capitalizing on our physical and human capital resource base” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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