Land borders in the SADC region are critical zones for unlocking economic development, regional value chains and trade. In this light the Global Economic Governance Africa programme is working with the Zimbabwe Trade Forum and the University of Zambia to look at two case studies on the border regions around Beitbridge and Chirundu. The borders, between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwe and Zambia, represent critical links in the North-South Corridor and are vital in both regional development initiatives as well as bilateral ones between the countries.
The seminar, attended by trade experts, policy makers and researchers from South Africa and the region discussed the field research findings of a study at the Beitbridge and Chirundu border posts conducted on behalf of the programme in June 2018.
The following presentation documents should be of interest to all parties concerned with inter regional trade and trade facilitation development initiatives.
- Chirundu Border Post – http://www.gegafrica.org/speeches-and-presentations/106-geg-africa-chirundu-border-economies-case-study
- Beit Bridge Border Post – http://www.gegafrica.org/speeches-and-presentations/107-geg-africa-presentation-beitbridge-border-economy-case-study
- SADC Border Economies Overview – http://www.gegafrica.org/speeches-and-presentations/108-geg-africa-sadc-border-economies-overview
It is also worthwhile to visit Tutwa Consulting’s webpage as it explains how the surveys were conducted and provides salient features in relation to each of the border posts concerned which may not necessarily be apparent in the presentation documents as such.
Source: Tutwa Consulting