It is often suggested that regional integration is good for poverty by
increasing trade and investment and creating jobs for the poor, but
little is known about whether and how regional integration provisions
affect development and poverty in poor countries. This study therefore
examined in more detail the scope and effects of different type of
regional integration provisions.
This note describes the background and methodology of the research
(which involved the establishment of a mapping structure linking
regional integration and poverty via trade, investment and migration;
econometric analysis; and country case studies conducted in Bolivia and
Tanzania), and its objectives. Policy recommendations are briefly
Regional Integration and Poverty, Emerging Markets Group (EMG) Ltd, London, UK, 2 pp.
Regional Integration and Poverty