Models and methods for
equity distribution of benefits
for resolving dissension's on regionalism and integration
appropriate instruments for monitoring and evaluating African regionalism and integration
will and ideologies with economic integration and cooperation
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.
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.
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.
The training of Africans
in the management of regional integration and cooperation will contribute directly to the
capacity building needs of African countries.
mobilization of international support for African integration will contribute greatly to
the mutual benefits of Africa and the global community.
The timely dissemination
of research findings will serve to clarify differences in approaches and priorities
existing between donor and recipient countries.