Regional Economic Communities
The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are regional groupings of African states. The RECs have developed individually and have differing roles and structures.
The Index is made up of five Dimensions, which are the key socio-economic categories that are fundamental to Africa’s integration. 16 Indicators (based on available data), which cut across the 5 Dimensions, have been used to calculate the Index.
Integration is multi-dimensional for both Regional Economic Countries and for the countries within each Regional Economic Country. The majority of countries perform well on at least one dimension of regional integration, even if their overall regional integration score is not high.