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Investment Policies and Bilateral Investment Treaties in Africa: Implications for Regional Integration

Published on August 11, 2016

Capture.PNGInvestment Policies and Bilateral Investment Treaties in Africa is a publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).The publication discusses and contribute to the policy dialogue on the experience with Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in Africa. It also gives highlights on the risks that restrict countries’ policy space and legitimate public policy making.

The report offers informed lessons on how governments should approach and craft future international investment agreements, including regional models. It further points out that in undertaking this process, the goal should be to minimize costly disputes, and allow countries policy space to pursue their national and regional transformation objectives.