The Africa regional integration index is designed to measure the extent to which each country in Africa is meeting its commitments under the various pan-African integration frameworks, such as Agenda 2063 and the Abuja Treaty.
The index, which is a joint project of the African Development Bank, the African Union Commission and the Economic Commission for Africa, covers the following dimensions: free movement of persons, trade integration, productive integration, regional interconnections and infrastructure, and macroeconomic policy convergence.
Overall, Equatorial Guinea ranks moderately to poorly within ECCAS in the overall index, attaining seventh place out of eleventh countries in the bloc.
- Seventh in ECCAS (score: 0.4).
How Equatorial Guinea Ranks Within ECCAS
Compare Equatorial Guinea's Dimension Scores
Analysis of Equatorial Guinea's Performance Across Dimensions
Free movement of persons: Equatorial Guinea performs poorly in this dimension. Equatorial Guinea has not yet ratified the relevant ECCAS instruments concerning free movement of persons, rights of establishment and free movement of workers. Around half (50 percent) of ECCAS member states may enter Equatorial Guinea visa free.
Trade integration: Equatorial Guinea performs moderately in this dimension. Over the period 2010 to 2013, imports from the rest of ECCAS accounted for only 0.7 percent of Equatorial Guinea’s GDP which was the sixth-highest equivalent statistic for any other ECCAS member country. Equatorial Guinea’s exports to ECCAS as a share of GDP averaged 0.93 percent over the same period-the fifth-highest level among ECCAS member countries.
Productive integration: Equatorial Guinea performs poorly in this dimension. Equatorial Guinea’s integration into regional value chains appears to be mixed. Its trade is weakly complementary with that of its partners. It has a merchandise complementarity index of 0.1 (based on data 2013). It indicates that there has been lower linkage between Equatorial Guinea’s export and ECCAS import structure.
Infrastructure: Equatorial Guinea performs moderately in this dimension. The country ranked fifth among ECCAS members in its average performance in the AfDB infrastructure development index between 2010 and 2012. Around 45 per cent of international flights to and from Equatorial Guinea are intra-ECCAS, which is the fifth-lowest such ratio among ECCAS members.
Financial integration and macroeconomic policy: Equatorial Guinea performs moderately in this dimension. Equatorial Guinea’s inflation rate is below ECCAS members’ average with 3.2 percent, while the average inflation rate in the bloc was 4.2 percent (based on 2013 data).
- Free movement of persons: seventh in ECCAS (score: 0.35).
- Trade integration: seventh in ECCAS (score: 0.36). Best performer in ECCAS is Cameroon (score: 0.98).
- Productive integration: tenth in ECCAS (score: 0.02). Best performer in ECCAS is Burundi (score: 0.84).
- Infrastructure: fifth in ECCAS (score: 0.42). Best performer in ECCAS is Congo (score: 0.69).
- Financial integration and macroeconomic policy convergence: sixth in ECCAS (score: 0.87). Best performer in ECCAS is Gabon (score: 1).