Regional infrastructure for trade facilitation: impact on growth and poverty reduction - Policy summary

Briefing papers
December 2015
Marie-Agnes Jouanjean and Dirk Willem te Velde
This paper summarises the impact and risks of RITF in terms of growth and poverty reduction as well as the poverty implications around three major findings namely:
  • RITF encourages economic activity around the border, including for most informal traders

  • RITF helps firms in African countries connect to modern value chains and in particular global value chains

  • RITF has long-lasting effects through productivity of firms.

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