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The Industrialization and Trade Corner is the African Development Bank (AfDB Group)’s blog on industrialization, trade and regional integration issues in Africa.

As the AfDB accelerates the pace of economic development in Africa, it has identified five priority areas of focus, called the High 5s: Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.

This blog is dedicated to the ‘Industrialize Africa’ and ‘Integrate Africa’ priorities.

It focuses on the intrinsic role trade and trade policies play in industrialization, as well as the role of industrialization and trade as drivers of regional integration.

Through public debates and dialogues with different stakeholders, this platform chronicles Africa’s journey as the Bank seeks to achieve the structural transformation of economies of member countries in pursuit of regional integration and Agenda 2063.

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If you wish to submit an article to the editor for consideration, please contact us at tradeblog@afdb.org with "Blog article for consideration" as your subject line. If the editor wishes to publish your article, they will get in touch and request a short bio and/or photo for publishing. Please note that we reserve the right to review and make grammatical edits to the article if it is published.