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Indian Ocean Commission Countries a Flagship Study on Regional Integration - Summary Final Report


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has always embraced the vision of an empowered, prosperous and integrated continent. Regional integration has been part of its Charter since its establishment in 1964, and has been given priority in all major Bank strategies. The AfDB’s Strategy for 2013 – 2022 establishes the strategic emphasis on inclusive green growth, which is to be embodied in all the AfDB’s activities including interventions and knowledge products.

This Flagship Report analyses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) that the IOC Member States face in the process of regional integration and the areas in which cooperation among the countries can be enhanced through targeting key constraints relevant to infrastructure linkages, institutional capacity and vulnerability to disasters and pandemics. It aims to inform the ways in which the AfDB can proceed to strengthen support for the IOC Member States, whose needs have not been sufficiently addressed in the existing RISPs.

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