Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Fostering Trade in Africa

Trade Relations, Business Opportunities and Policy Instruments

Editors: Odularu, Gbadebo O.A., Hassan, Mena, Babatunde, Musibau Adetunji (Eds.)

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  • Discusses trade relations and facilitation issues at both the regional and the continental African level
  • Highlights the business opportunities and challenges that confront Africa in the digital age
  • Presents practical, evidence-based trade policy tools and instruments
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This book discusses trade relations and facilitation issues at both the regional and the continental African level, highlighting the increasing business opportunities and challenges that confront Africa in the digital age. It also examines the effects of trade policies and other policy instruments on Africa’s economic development and presents workable policy measures for a more business-friendly ecosystem. Discussing various topics, including trade relations between African countries, African and international trade agreements, and trade liberalization policies, the book appeals to scholars of economics, business and management as well as professionals and policymakers interested in fostering free trade and sustainable business development in Africa.

About the authors

Gbadebo O. A. Odularu holds a PhD degree in Regional Economic Development from the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. He works as the Economics and Finance lecturer for Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Bay Atlantic University, Washington D.C, USA. He is also the Socio-Economic Research Applications & Projects (SERAP) LLC Development Policy Specialist. He works closely with national, continental and international partners to provide evidence-based policy tools for fostering regional and sustainable development towards realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) 2030. Gbadebo Odularu has been visiting scholars at: the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK); Centre for Regional Economic Studies (CRES), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, South Korea; United Nations Institute for Economic Development Planning (UNIDEP), Dakar, Senegal; the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), University of Oxford, UK; and the World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently affiliated with the Centre for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL)- Senegal, American Heritage University of Southern California (AHUSC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), SSCG Consulting, DAgriVest - Benin, Marymount University, Old Dominion University (ODU), as well as the African Agribusiness Incubator Network (AAIN). Gbadebo Odularu has undertaken extensive research in development economics and has refereed publications in major economic journals and books, among which are: (i) Trade Facilitation Capacity Needs for West Africa -  https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030059453 (ii) Negotiating south-south regional trade agreements for Africa -  https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319455686 and (iii) Scaling up SDGs Implementation: Emerging Cases from State, Development and Private Sectors -  https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030332150

Mena Hassan is a Trade Policy Analyst at the World Trade Organization’s Trade Policies Review (TPR) division. She has over 15 years experience in trade policy, trade facilitation, and trade and development. She prepared and co-authored TPR reports on the trade and economic policies of many African countries and has delivered a large number of technical assistance and capacity building activities in  African countries, especially in the area of trade facilitation.  Mena holds a Ph.D from the University of St.Gallen in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) and a M.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick.

Adetunji Babatunde is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His research focuses on energy economics, international economics and macroeconomics. 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Trade Relations, Business Opportunities and Policy Instruments for Fostering Africa’s Trade

    Pages 1-4

    Hassan, Mena (et al.)

  • Africa and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: State of Play, Implementation Challenges, and Policy Recommendations in the Digital Era

    Pages 5-38

    Hassan, Mena

  • Correlating Nuances of Trade Facilitation and SPS from an Africa Perspective

    Pages 39-61

    Makong, Tsotetsi

  • Does Trade Facilitation Promote Bilateral Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa? Policy and Issues

    Pages 63-96

    Turkson, Festus Ebo (et al.)

  • Assessing the Role of Trade Liberalization in Facilitating Trade Flows and Economic Expansion: Evidence from ECOWAS Countries

    Pages 97-109

    Adegboye, Folasade Bosede (et al.)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fostering Trade in Africa
Book Subtitle
Trade Relations, Business Opportunities and Policy Instruments
Editors
  • Gbadebo O.A. Odularu
  • Mena Hassan
  • Musibau Adetunji Babatunde
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36632-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36632-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36631-5
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 218
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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