Commercial Justice
ICF assists African governments to establish and improve commercial justice systems that make it easier for businesses to settle commercial disputes, thereby increasing investor confidence.
Construction Licenses
ICF works with African governments to digitize the issuance of construction permits so that businesses and members of the public can obtain these permits online in a quick and transparent manner.
Customs Administration
ICF assists African countries to establish single window systems for customs administration as well as paperless trade processes in order to boost cross-border and international trade.
Financial Markets
ICF supports the development of financial markets in Africa to enable businesses, especially SMEs, to access funds through capital markets, and to enable farmers to get fairer prices through commodity markets.
Land Registration
ICF helps African countries to automate land registration and titling systems to help prevent boundary disputes, improve security for both local and foreign investors, and facilitate access to credit.
Modernizing Government Systems
ICF provides support in digitizing government systems to help reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and lower administrative costs to both businesses and government.
ICF Impact
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There’s an old saying that notes the importance of sharing skills using the analogy of fishing. It goes like this: if you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day but teach him to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life. The same applies to capacity building - strengthening the ability of people, organizations and countries to adapt and thrive enables them to develop and move forward
Access to financial services and markets is an important building block of any economy. Not only does it assist the all-important small business sector on the continent but it helps strengthen the private sector, increase investor confidence, and bring important benefits to businesses of all sizes. ICF’s work in this field ranges from education about financial services all the way to modernizing commodity exchanges and improving access to these services. Each of them have an important role to play in a country’s development.
On 3rd September 2015, the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) held a certification ceremony for Electronic Trading Trainees. The aim of the ceremony was to certify 371 traders who undertook training on the electronic trading system. The system was introduced under the ECX Modernization project. Co-funded by the Government of Ethiopia and the Investment Climate Facility for Africa, the project aims to improve trading efficiency, services, and stakeholder access to commodity trading in Ethiopia.
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