White Paper on Trade and Development Policy with Sub-Saharan Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be a region in deep economic distress. However, the right combination of trade, aid, and investment policies could encourage broad-based economic growth, greater African regional integration, enhanced food security, and expanded trade and market opportunities to the benefit of African and U.S. families and producers. The current focus on reform of U.S. trade preference programs and foreign assistance, alongside the development of a comprehensive food security initiative, present an immediate and substantial opportunity for an integrated approach to generate sustainable, widespread economic growth. This paper presents recommendations, jointly developed by a group of businesses and NGOs, which offer a framework for promoting broad-based economic growth and trade with and within sub-Saharan Africa by aligning U.S. trade, investment and assistance policies.