1. Models and methods for equity distribution of benefits

  2. Negotiation techniques for resolving dissension's on regionalism and integration

  3. Development of appropriate instruments for monitoring and evaluating African regionalism and integration activities

  4. Reconciling political will and ideologies with economic integration and cooperation


  1. The assembling and maintaining of an up-to-date information pool on regional integration and cooperation in Africa will complement the work of linkage-organizations, among others, such as IDEP, ADB, SADC, ECOWAS, PTA and ECA.

  2. A data-base on current developments on African economic integration will provide a useful service to scholars, managers, policy makers, and implementation strategists, interested in this subject area. Such a database will also serve to supplement the work of organizations such as IDEP (having created a center for African economic integration) and ECA, for example, in Africa and complement these organizations' goal to develop international linkages with similar information and research centers in- and out- side of Africa.

  3. The creation of models that can be readily used by participating countries in negotiating the distributions of costs and benefits of economic integration will increase the competitive capacities of African economies in the global marketplace.

  4. The training of Africans in the management of regional integration and cooperation will contribute directly to the capacity building needs of African countries.

  5. The effective mobilization of international support for African integration will contribute greatly to the mutual benefits of Africa and the global community.

  6. The timely dissemination of research findings will serve to clarify differences in approaches and priorities existing between donor and recipient countries.


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