FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REGIONAL INTEGRATION

  • 1
    We help make regional and international trade and investment agreements a reality by providing technical support.
  • 2
    We provide training and capacity building for government officials on cross-border infrastructure and policy harmonization.
  • 3
    We promote creation of Regional Public Goods in a variety of strategic areas including migration and financial integration.
  • 4
    We finance transport, energy, telecom and other infrastructure investments to reduce cross-border costs and boost competitiveness.
  • 5
    We help carry out policy reforms, regulatory upgrades and institutional improvements to advance the process of economic integration.

SECTOR FRAMEWORK

In order to help member countries and the region as a whole become more competitive, we promote integration by:

  • Working to reduce cross-border transaction costs, fostering economic development, creating jobs and contributing to poverty reduction;
  • Financing the construction of physical infrastructure and aiding in the creation of regulatory frameworks in key sectors;
  • Connecting transportation networks, supporting cost-reducing energy integration and bridging the digital divide to unite economies and build synergies;
  • Bringing together public and private sector leaders for regional dialogues on economic policy and integration;
  • Supporting countries in their efforts to negotiate regional trade, cooperation and investment agreements;
  • Training government employees in areas that will facilitate cross-border cooperation and trade.

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