Posts Tagged ‘AMU’

When Is the Right Time for Maghreb Integration?

Report from private sector offers recommendations Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 3, 2014 One of my initial reactions to the US-African Leaders Summit was noticing the seeming lack of integration between North and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) when it came to the initiatives announced by President Obama. At a time when foreign assistance resources are declining globally and the lack of African cross-border trade and investment remains limited, there seems to ...

Why “Business as Usual” is lost opportunity in the Maghreb – J. AbiNader

MATIC,, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, Jan. 17, 2013) — One of the great frustrations among those of us who follow the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) is the need to convince local governments to stimulate entrepreneurship, this in a region that pioneered mercantilism and international trade. While there are many historical caveats for their “risk averse” perspective, the bottom line is that too often there has been little ...

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