Africa Regional Integration Index Report 2016 is a publication of African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). It is a source of quality data on regional integration that helps in assessing the level of integration for every Regional Economic Community, and its member countries.
The report identifies particular strengths and gaps by looking at regional integration through five dimensions, and it provides a mechanism for monitoring progress over time. The five dimensions are, 1.) trade integration, 2.) productive integration, 3.) free movement of people, 4.) regional infrastructure, and 5.) financial & macroeconomic integration.
It is a useful tool in identification of solutions needed to bring the different regional and sub-regional development priorities to life and truly build an integrated Africa.