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.
Detailed analysis of the country's performance in the various dimensions of the Index, including a look at specific indicators, will be added in due course.
Overall, Niger performs strongly in the dimensions of free movement of persons and financial integration and macroeconomic policy convergence, but poorly relative to the respective highest performers in ECOWAS in terms of the other three dimensions of the Index.
- Fourth in ECOWAS (score: 0.56).(1)