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The political economy of regional integration in Africa – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

January 2016

Byiers, B. 2016. The political economy of regional integration in Africa - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Maastricht: ECDPM.

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Together with Palladium and the Swedish Embassy in Nairobi, ECDPM undertook a big research project from July 2014 until February 2016. This PERIA (political economy of regional integration in Africa) project aimed to answer the following questions: what drives and constrains regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play in this?

This case study looks at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and focuses on peace and security, transport and infrastructure, and trade.


Read the IGAD report


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More information about PERIA


For more information about the PERIA project and to read the different case studies, have a look at our dossier on the PERIA project.

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