"This is the eighth and last of the FOPRISA research reports between the Norwegian MFA and BIDPA. The papers discuss the political and economic dimensions of regional cooperation and integration, and the monitoring of SADC. The papers in this volume represent all of the FOPRISA themes: Democratic Development, which focused on the topic "State capacity and institutional variables in regional integration and policy effectiveness"; Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation with papers on "SADC foreign relations and regional integration"; Regional Trade and its Relations to the International Trade System with a paper on "Education and entrepreneurship" and lastly the theme Economic Harmonisation, Finance and Investment is represented by a paper on SADC international trade relations."