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2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version
Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of the RISPs is significant since it coincides with the Twelfth Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-12) and the Sixth General Capital Increase (GCI-6) of the Bank, both of which seek enhanced resources for ROs. In the Bank’s regional groupings for Africa, the Eastern Africa region covers 12 countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.