Commentary: Managing economic integration in Africa
By Max Roch in London
In the West, protectionism and an affinity for hard borders are on the rise. Other parts of the world, however, are adopting market-orientated initiatives appealing to the centre ground of politics, most notably Africa. In March, 44 nations signed the Kigali Declaration in Rwanda that brings the region one step closer to meaningful integration. However, one overlooked aspect is that only 30 countries adopted the Free Movement Protocol, which, it is hoped, will lead eventually to the creation of a ‘borderless’ Africa.
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Meetings: OMFIF in Southeast Asia
OMFIF and The OMFIF Foundation are organising a series of meetings in Southeast Asia during the week of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings. The meetings convene representatives of central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds and private market participants from across the world, including Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, and Heenam Choi, CEO of the Korea Investment Corporation.
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