Prachi Agarwal

International Economic Development Group, ODI

Prachi is a Senior Research Officer at the International Economic Development Group, ODI. In the last decade, she has worked extensively on empirical analysis of trade policy, regional trade agreements, and value chains across Africa, Asia, and South America. Prior to ODI, she was an international consultant with the United Nations ECLAC, and Asian Development Bank. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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2023
Prachi Agarwal, Faizel Ismail, and Vuyiswa Mkhabela

AfCFTA and rules of origin for the textile and apparel industry in Africa

This paper is intended to stimulate a balanced debate on the appropriate rules of origin for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in the textile and apparel sector. It argues for a ‘developmental regionalism’ approach to the AfCFTA rules of origin that supports a Made in Africa appro...

2023
Prachi Agarwal, Linda Calabrese, Derrick Abudu, Ogoegbunam Chukwurah

The automotive sector in Nigeria: Opportunities under the AfCFTA

The automotive industry in Nigeria is one of the country's most promising sectors due to its growing domestic market size. The large continental market offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is likely to present an opportunity for the industry.

2023
Anirudh Shingal, Prachi Agarwal

How did GVC-trade respond to previous healthshocks? Evidence from SARS and MERS

A health crisis can impact GVCs adversely by raising bilateral trade costs and via supply- and demand-sideshocks in the exporting and importing countries.Focusing on trade in select GVC-intensive sectors, we disentangle the effects of these different channels in the context of SARS and MERS in a str...

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