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2011-2015 - Eastern Africa - Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP)
Regional Integration is a core mandate of the Bank as reflected in its Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012, and the Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012. Under the RIS, the Bank is committed to prepare Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) aimed at providing an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank, as well as identify Regional Public Goods (RPGs). This is the first RISP for East Africa, which comprises 13 countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and, as of 9 July 2011, the newly-independent Republic of South-Sudan. It draws on the analyses and conclusions of various sector studies and benefits from discussions with the country and regional stakeholders. At the same time, it pays close attention to specific concerns in the region such as fragility, insecurity, cross-border conflicts, governance challenges, as well as cross-cutting issues related to gender, the environment and climate change.