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Outcome statement: Joining up Africa conference
London, England
4 March 2010

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges Department for International Development (DFID) as the source of this document

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  1. The African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in line with the Resolutions of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government, reaffirm that accelerating regional integration is essential for growth and development of Africa.

  2. The African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank (WB), the European Commission (EC), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) [plus other agencies that also want to sign] recognise the urgent need to strengthen and enhance support for economic integration in Africa.

  3. As Africa begins to recover from the impact of the global economic crisis, regional solutions are more important than ever in creating jobs, unlocking economies of scale and restoring long term growth in Africa.

  4. We recognise that the successful implementation of this process will require close cooperation of all the relevant African stakeholders.

  5. On the development partners side the AfDB; EC; WB and DFID are profoundly committed to supporting this process. The development partners, working together with all the relevant Africa partners, are committed to ensure that their current multiyear regional financial commitments, which total over $6 billion, are used for the greatest effect. Furthermore the partners commit to efforts to mobilise additional resources to support economic integration and to work to achieve sustained and predictable multi year financing

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