This project was coordinated by T. Ademola Oyejide. Thirty-nine country specific case studies were prepared to address four main areas: trade in services (15 countries), manufacturing (8 countries), agriculture (8 countries) and food security (8 countries).
The objective was to complete the papers in time to provide input into the preparation of the WTO Ministerial conference in September 2003, as well as the negotiations of Africa’s bilateral trade relations with the Commission of the European union (Cotonou Partnership Agreement) and the United States of America (the African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA).
The outputs of these projects have been published. Volume III is currently in the press and will come out any time from now. The products published under this project are:
- African Imperatives in the New World Trade Order: Volume 1: Case studies of Agriculture and Food security. T. Ademola Oyejide and Dominique Njinkeu (ed). African Economic Research Consortium. 2008.
- African Imperatives in the New World Trade Order: Volume II. Case studies of Manufacturing and Services. T. Ademola Oyejide and William M. Lyakurwa (ed). African Economic Research Consortium. 2008.
- Nigeria’s Imperatives in the New World Trade Order. E. Lawale Ogunkola and Abiodun S. Bankole (eds). African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya and Trade Policy Research and Training Programme (TPRTP), Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2005.
- African Imperatives in the New World Trade Order: A Case study of Ghana. Charles D. Jebuni and Abena D. Oduro (Eds). AERC and CEPA. 2007.