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

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Marie-Agnes Jouanjean, 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.

Marie-Agnes Jouanjean and Dirk Willem te Velde