ARII’s findings show that Africa has room to improve every dimension of regional integration. But change is on the horizon.
The most integrated countries in Africa tend to perform well on at least three dimensions of regional integration. The least integrated countries tend towards poor performance on all dimensions.
Regional Economic Communities
Regional economic communities (RECs) are regional groupings of African states. Generally, their purpose is to facilitate economic integration between their members.
ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. ARII also measures the state of regional integration for the continent as a whole.