Mr. Emre Alper, Ms. Wenjie Chen, Mr. Jemma Dridi, Mr. Herve Joly, and Mr. Fan Yang
This paper assesses the extent of economic and financial integration among the East African Community (EAC) along a number of dimensions and, where possible, whether integration has increased in the wake of the major regional integration policy milestones.
With the majority of people in developing countries living in the rural areas, an important part of national development policies should be the improvement of economic opportunities in that sector. The author examines the role of rural settlements in the context of the performance of the overall rural sector and outlines ways of making such settlements a more effective complement to the broader strategy of rural development.