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Highlights – Board Meeting of 10 October 2018


The Board noted that the above-mentioned document was considered by the CODE Committee, which endorsed the strategic pillars, namely: (i) Regional Infrastructure Development for competitiveness and transformation; and (ii) Strengthening the policy and institutional frameworks for market integration, investment and value chains development. Executive Directors commended the Strategy’s focus on the challenges of regional integration and trade, inequality and job creation for the youths. Some EDs, however expressed concern that the Strategy does not adequately articulate the issue of sustainability and called on management to drive for greater capacity-building, sustainability of interventions and governance. At the end of the deliberations, the Board approved the Eastern Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2018-2022.

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