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Ruth L. Okediji, Prospects for Innovation and Technology Transfer Under the European Community-Group of African, Caribbean, and Pacific Economic Partnership Agreements, in Updating Economic Partnership Agreements to Today's Global Challenges 98 (Emily Jones & Darlan F. Martí eds., 2009).

Abstract: African and Pacific countries continue to negotiate the challenging Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the European Union. These new agreements have the potential to help African countries accelerate their economic growth and develop more resilient economies. However, the presence of negotiating deadlocks or a sense of fatigue as well as the lack of real appetite for these agreements among many African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) negotiators, raise legitimate questions regarding their structure and content, as well as their ability to constitute instruments to leverage economic growth.