AMU: Arab Maghreb Union
With only five countries, AMU has the smallest number of member states of any regional economic community in Africa. Because of this, the scores of the region’s outliers have a stronger effect on the region’s average than is the case for other economic communities.
The findings on this page show that on the whole, AMU is moderately integrated. AMU differs from other regional economic communities in that its weakness lies in the free movement of people. It performs relatively well on macroeconomic policies.
As for the other three dimensions, AMU’s score on trade is moderate: as much as its members may trade outside of Africa, their exports within the region are low. AMU’s score for productive integration averages about the same but members’ scores vary greatly, from near 0 for Mauritania to 0.796 for Tunisia. Tunisia is also AMU’s leader on infrastructural integration, with good flight connections within the region and a good score in the AfDB’s infrastructure index. AMU’s next three performers on infrastructural integration – Algeria, Morocco, and Libya – are grouped around the mid-point. Mauritania scores zero.
AMU’s Scores on Each Dimension
ARII measures regional integration in AMU along five dimensions. These dimensions use sixteen indicators to determine the extent to which AMU members are integrated within their region.
The more outward a dimension stretches, the more integrated AMU is on that dimension. Scores are calculated on a scale of 0 (not at all integrated) to 1 (entirely integrated).
AMU Members’ Scores and Rankings
AMU Members’ Performance by Dimension
This chart shows how each country in AMU performs on the five dimensions of regional integration. Click the inner segments of the bars to see each country’s score.