"This is the third collection of papers under the FOPRISA conference proceedings series. The papers included here are a general discussion about regional cooperation and integration; monitoring Southern African cooperation and integration and the relations of SADC with the international cooperating partners. This study was intended to present a synopsis of the progress made in the implementation of the SADC FIP, make an overview of the investment trends in the SADC, and investigate on the determinants of business and investment in the region. The achievement we witness today in terms of the SADC cross border investment is the outcome of the parallel initiatives by SADC countries, such as individual countries measures to promote and attract investment in their countries."