IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/wbk/wbrwps/5967.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

An economic integration zone for the East African Community : exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges

Author

Listed:
  • Dobronogov, Anton
  • Farole, Thomas

Abstract

Integration in the East African Community offers significant opportunities not only to expand trade among member states, but more importantly to scale up regional production to take advantage of much larger global market opportunities. Special economic zones are a potentially valuable instrument to facilitate the integration of regional value chains in support of this scaling up. They also have the potential to deliver powerful demonstration effects on the benefits of integration and to help entrench the integration process. This paper discusses the proposal for developing an"economic integration zone"in the East African Community. The benefits of such a zone could be substantial, as would be the practical challenges to implementation -- in particular the political economy challenges. However, a number of institutional and commercial solutions exist to address these challenges.

Suggested Citation

  • Dobronogov, Anton & Farole, Thomas, 2012. "An economic integration zone for the East African Community : exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5967, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5967
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/02/13/000158349_20120213133305/Rendered/PDF/WPS5967.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Riccardo Crescenzi & A. Rodriguez-Pose & Michael Storper, 2007. "The geographical processes behind innovation: a Europe-United States comparative analysis," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0081, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
    2. Thomas Farole & Gokhan Akinci, 2011. "Special Economic Zones : Progress, Emerging Challenges, and Future Directions," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2341, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. AfDB AfDB, . "Africa Competitiveness Report 2013," Africa Competitiveness Report, African Development Bank, number 456, July-Dece.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Debt Markets; Emerging Markets; Economic Theory&Research; Banks&Banking Reform; Public Sector Economics;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5967. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Roula I. Yazigi). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/dvewbus.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.