13 Apr 2015
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Authors: San Bilal and Jan Vanheukelom
Regional cooperation and integration have become key features of our globalised world. Such regional dynamics involve stakeholders who try to solve problems at a regional level that cannot be properly addressed at a national level. Many such problems affect poor peoples’ lives in areas such as mobility of people and goods, access to vital services in water and energy, security, environment, etc. This Discussion Paper explains the relevance of such regional cooperation and integration for problem solving in Africa. It does so by highlighting a few ongoing regional processes, and by unpacking some of the key actors and factors at work in such processes.