The Africa Trade Policy Notes series provides accessible summaries of the key policy messages coming from work on trade and regional integration by the Africa Region of the World Bank.
The policy notes cover a wide range of traditional and emerging trade issues for African countries, including trade policy and agreements, trade in services, export competitiveness, trade facilitation, non-tariff barriers to trade, and distributional effects of trade and trade policy reform.
This series of policy notes and much of the work upon which they are based is supported by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Trade 2 which is supported by the governments of the Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Policy Note No. 43: Benefits of the ECOWAS and EPA will Outweigh Costs in Nigeria, but Competitiveness is the Real Issue Antoine Coste, Erik von Uexkull
Policy Note 42: Domestic Obstacles to Trade and Transport in Nigeria and their Impact on Competitiveness Antoine Coste
Policy Note 41: Improving Behavior at Borders to Promote Trade Formalization: The Charter for Cross-Border Traders Paul Brenton, Nora Dihel, Mombert Hoppe, Carmine Soprano
Policy Note No.40: "Tourism in Africa: Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods" Iain Christie, Eneida Fernandes, Hannah Messerli, and Louise Twining-Ward
Policy Note No.39: "Reducing Dwell Time to Boost Efficiency at the Port of Cotonou" David Cal MacWilliam
Policy Note No.38: "Unshackling Women Traders: Cross-Border Trade of Eru from Cameroon to Nigeria" Louis Njie Ndumbe
Policy Note No.37: "Where Informal Procedures are Quasi-Formal â€“ Cross-Border Trade between West and Central Africa" Mukhtar Amin and Mombert Hoppe
Policy Note No.36: "Regional Trade of Food Staples and Crop Inputs in West Africa" John Keyser
Policy Note No.35: "How to Push Efficiency Enhancing Reforms at the Port of Dar Es Salaam?" Jacques Morisset, Charles Moret, and Julie Regolo