Actualités

2016

01 décembre 2016

For the past nine years, ICF had one goal – to work with African governments and the private sector to improve the investment climate in Africa. Now, nine years later, we have successfully completed this mandate and will therefore close at the end of December 2016. Lire la suite »
30 novembre 2016

When ICF was started in 2007, business faced real challenges when trying to operate in Africa. Despite the increased awareness among international business communities of the investment potential that African countries had to offer, much cynicism remained about whether things will ever really change in Africa. It was therefore fundamental to further enable business, as a means of creating wealth, employment and opportunities, ultimately resulting in better livelihoods and the increased well-being of communities across the continent. Lire la suite »
30 novembre 2016

Our journey to deliver over 70 projects over the past nine years of operations has yielded a rich vein of learning experiences for ICF and our partners and we feel strongly that we have a responsibility not just to report on what we’ve delivered but also to reflect on how we have delivered it. Lire la suite »
23 novembre 2016

The South African Municipal Capacity Development Project has successfully come to an end. Funded by ICF, Anglo American South Africa and the Government of South Africa, the project aimed to improve the service delivery performance of five municipalities to make them more attractive for doing business. The project was implemented by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Lire la suite »
23 novembre 2016

The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) has launched its upgraded One Stop Centre for investment promotion. Funded by ICF and TIC, the upgraded Centre will boost TIC’s role of encouraging, promoting and facilitating investment in Tanzania. Lire la suite »
31 octobre 2016

Since its establishment, ICF has been able to build a diverse project portfolio by working with multiple African governments and various regional organizations. In just nine years, ICF’s unique approach has attracted an unprecedented number of projects that have delivered real results for African businesses. Lire la suite »
31 octobre 2016

In Burkina Faso ICF assisted in establishing an electronic single window to speed up the clearance of goods at customs. As a result, pre-clearance processing has been reduced from 15 days to three days. This trade facilitation project integrated seven government agencies, five private sector agencies, 10 commercial banks and five insurance firms. The number of documents required for imports has been reduced now to only seven compared to the former 10, and only three documents are needed for exports. Lire la suite »
07 octobre 2016

The ICF-funded Seychelles Financial and Regulatory Capacity Support project has come to an end. Implemented since August 2015, the project sought to increase the ability of the Seychelles Government to diversify the financial services sector in the country and provide better regulation and oversight within the sector. Lire la suite »
03 octobre 2016

When the Government of Burkina Faso decided to reform and improve its business environment in the latter half of the 2000s, it embarked on a comprehensive and transformational mission. Three decades of sometimes overreaching and rigid government had left the country with an opaque, confusing and arbitrary bureaucratic system wholly unfavorable to both business and Burkinabés. Lire la suite »
03 octobre 2016

Africa has always been a continent with significant investment potential. When ICF was conceived in 2005 at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, businesses faced real challenges when it came to operating in Africa, primarily as a result of weak infrastructure and a discouraging investment climate. Since 2007 ICF has been involved in various projects with an aim to improve and change the investment climate in Africa. Our 2016 Completion Report gives an overview of the challenges that were addressed and the successes that were achieved in the past nine years of ICF operations. Lire la suite »
09 septembre 2016

Implemented between 2007 and 2016, these initiatives are making it possible for businesses to register, pay their taxes, solve commercial disputes, clear goods through customs, and so much more, in a quick, simple and transparent manner. This simplification and efficiency is helping to speed up economic growth, ultimately changing the lives of millions of Africans. Lire la suite »
07 septembre 2016

On 31st August 2016, ICF held its Completion event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to mark the end of its activities and celebrate the achievements it has attained since 2007. With over 73 projects implemented in 9 years, ICF’s work has made it easier for businesses to operate in 36 African countries. Lire la suite »
06 septembre 2016

Damte Tariku has been trading coffee at the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange since 2012. He works for S. Sara Coffee Export Enterprise, a family-ran business, which exports more than 40 containers of coffee each month to Asia, Europe and America. Although S. Sara owns four coffee farms, it still needs to buy coffee from other suppliers to supplement its export volumes. Lire la suite »
01 juillet 2016

Starting a business can be a cumbersome, lengthy and often expensive process. Many countries’ business registration processes involve bureaucratic systems which often rely on manual procedures. These lengthy processes can gradually hinder and discourage entrepreneurs from opening a business. Lire la suite »
01 juillet 2016

According to the 2016 World Bank Doing Business Report, when a country’s business registration and licencing processes are not simple, business owners might choose to run their business without the appropriate licensing. The establishment of online registration platforms, including digital forms of identification such as electronic signatures, is a good way to modernise business registration and licensing processes. Such platforms provide greater access to businesses and help to reduce time and costs associated with registering and licencing a business. Lire la suite »
31 mai 2016

Most small business owners in Africa are competing for business in an increasingly competitive global environment and entering into agreements with third parties is a business norm for those wanting to succeed. However, when one party or the other fails to keep the promises that were agreed on, disputes arise and it is vital for business continuity that all disputes are resolved in an effective and timely matter. This is why Alternative Dispute Resolution plays a critical role in promoting business activities in Africa. Lire la suite »
31 mai 2016

Contract enforcement refers to the systems and processes involved in being able to get a contract enforced through legal action. Proper contract enforcement practices enhance the predictability of commercial relationships and reduce uncertainty by assuring businesses and individuals that their contractual rights will be upheld by local courts. Lire la suite »
03 mai 2016

It is evident that successful integration into the world economy increasingly depends on the realization of a series of complex measures that fall under the heading of trade facilitation. During a World Trade Organisation Roundtable in Kenya last year, Anabel Gonzales, Senior Director of the World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness, said that these measures include anything from institutional and regulatory reform to customs and port efficiency and are inherently far more intricate and costly to implement. Lire la suite »
03 mai 2016

Cargo delays at African ports are one of the major obstacles to trade in Africa and in turn hinders economic development on the continent. When cargo spends too much time at ports while waiting for clearance for export or import, it increases the costs for traders, businesses, and ultimately the consumer. Lire la suite »
03 mai 2016

On 29th April 2016, ICF and the Government of Rwanda celebrated the successful completion of four projects aimed at improving the business environment in Rwanda. Lire la suite »
31 mars 2016

The Seychelles Government has launched a national Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy with the aim of increasing private sector participation in the provision of public infrastructure and services in the country. The policy provides a framework for Government and the private sector to interact in partnership arrangements that are mutually beneficial to both sides. Lire la suite »
31 mars 2016

During the past few years the topic of land registration in Africa has been addressed numerous times. Recently, the Ethiopian Urban Development and Construction Affairs Standing Committee pressed for sound land registration systems in the country, to maximise efforts to upgrade the documentation of land registration systems. Lire la suite »
31 mars 2016

In 2008 it used to take about 235 days to register land property in Sierra Leone due to laborious manual processes of recording land titles. Information about land was submitted by members of the public and stored as hardcopy paper archives resulting in long delays and high costs which in turn caused reluctance among commercial banks to accept property as a form of collateral for credit. Lire la suite »
29 février 2016

The economic foundations of the West African country of Senegal include industries encompassing agriculture, natural resources and commodities, while tourism and the hospitality industry are also growing in importance. Against this relatively diverse economic background, ICF, together with the Government of Senegal, has been particularly involved in projects in the areas of customs modernisation to facilitate trade across borders, tax reform and construction permits. Lire la suite »
29 février 2016

Le Service du registre général (RGD, Registrar General’s Department) est responsable de l’enregistrement et de l’archivage de tous les documents liés aux entreprises à l’île Maurice. Cela comprend les documents liés aux transactions de biens meubles et immeubles. Lire la suite »
29 février 2016

Around the world, governments and multinational corporations are increasingly setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for doing business. Potential investors want to understand where and how to invest in the most rewarding and efficient manner. Lire la suite »
02 février 2016

A business goes through several stages of its life cycle, from inception to registration, expansion and finally closure. In each of these stages, businesses have to interact with various government institutions, like business registration bureaus and licensing bodies. The Rwanda Business Lifecycle Project set out to improve the services that the Government of Rwanda provides to businesses at each stage. Lire la suite »
02 février 2016

In 2016 we enter our ninth year of helping to foster a positive business environment across the African continent. At ICF we believe that the private sector plays a key role in boosting economic growth, through the production of goods and services, and distributing wealth through wage earning jobs – both of which are crucial in helping countries to develop and fight poverty. Lire la suite »
26 janvier 2016

William Asiko, le PDG du Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF, Investment Climate Facility for Africa), s’exprimera lors du dixième Sommet commercial biennal États-Unis/Afrique, à Addis-Abeba, en Éthiopie, qui se tiendra du 1er au 4 février 2016. C’est la première fois que le sommet se tient à Addis-Abeba Lire la suite »
25 janvier 2016

Lundi 25 janvier 2016, Lusaka — Le projet Ressources locales pour Partenariats (LSP, Local Sourcing for Partnerships) du Conseil des Affaires du COMESA (CBC, COMESA Business Council) soutenu par le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF, Investment Climate Facility for Africa), l’USAID et le secteur privé tiendra sa première formation en Zambie destinée à 80 fournisseurs alimentaires et portant sur les normes de qualité et la sécurité alimentaire. La formation aura lieu du 25 au 28 janvier 2016 à l’hôtel Taj Pamodzi, à Lusaka, en Zambie. Lire la suite »

2015

15 décembre 2015

As this year draws to a close, it is heartening to look back on some of ICF’s projects completed during 2015 and reflect on the ways in which these diverse works are continuing to improve the continent’s business environment and, in the process, boosting the growth of Africa’s private sector. Lire la suite »
15 décembre 2015

African leaders are working together more and more to drive economic growth and strengthen institutions in order to help the continent’s peoples grow and prosper. With an understanding that collaboration is crucial in encouraging Africa’s continued economic expansion, ICF is working with African governments and the private sector to implement practical solutions in the infrastructure facilitation sector that deliver tangible results. Lire la suite »
15 décembre 2015

From cooking oil to cars, Sao Tome and Principe, a small island state in the Gulf of Guinea, imports a lot ofits consumables. Over 90% of these imports go through the Sao Tome port. As part of the goods clearing process, importers have to engage with different government border agencies in order to clear their cargo. Lire la suite »
26 novembre 2015

On 21st November 2015, the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) opened its new trade facilitation centre in Mombasa. Lire la suite »
26 novembre 2015

Taxation is an important part of the way governments generate the income they need to deliver services as well as develop their economies. The taxation landscape on the African continent is constantly changing and with new technologies and systems it is becoming more efficient. Lire la suite »
26 novembre 2015

The Mauritius Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) has beaten stiff competition from 52 contestants to win the Grand Prize of the Public Service Excellence Award (PSEA), together with the award for Innovation and Improvement. This winning witnessed RGD scooping a cash prize of 150, 000 Mauritian Rupees (approximately USD 4,023.61). Lire la suite »
17 novembre 2015

As a continent, Africa has been making itself significantly more investor-friendly for some years now. The recently published World Bank Group report, Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, has found that Sub-Saharan African economies are among the world’s top improvers of business climate. According to the report, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Mauritania and Benin are in the top ten list of the most improved countries worldwide as regards reforms that make it easier to do business. Lire la suite »
11 novembre 2015

Andrew Karabassis is the Managing Director of Costbuild Limited, a construction company located in Ndola, Zambia. The demanding nature of his business requires him to spend a lot of time on site, leaving little time for Andrew to physically visit Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) offices for his tax matters. Lire la suite »
11 novembre 2015

Eliba Kazimzuri is an entrepreneur who is actively engaged in animal and poultry husbandry. She manages a total of 2,400 cattle, pigs, chicken and ducks, in Kibaha, Tanzania. Operating as a micro enterprise in the informal sector, Eliba was unable to secure reliable business funding to expand her business, thus failed to increase her productivity and employ more workers. Lire la suite »
11 novembre 2015

The flower business is a time sensitive enterprise, as Juliana Rono, Sales and Marketing Manager at Karen Roses, can testify. One of Kenya’s major exporters of cut flowers, Karen Roses exports over 6 tons of flowers daily to Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and United Kingdom. The perishable nature of flowers means time is of the essence for them. Lire la suite »
30 octobre 2015

ICF has been working with governments across Africa to modernize their taxation systems in order to make them work more efficiently for both the private sector and the tax administrators. Lire la suite »
29 octobre 2015

Rwanda Revenue Authority now processes taxes by the click of the mouse, allowing the business community to file and pay taxes instantaneously. Lire la suite »
29 octobre 2015

To help improve the investment climate in Cape Verde, ICF partnered with the Government of Cape Verde and the African Development Bank to create a tax administration system that is simpler, more efficient and customer service oriented. Lire la suite »
12 octobre 2015

On Thursday 8th October 2015 Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Debretsion Gebremichael launched the eTrading Platform, along with an eTrading Centre, at the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) in Addis Ababa. The Platform ushers in a new era of electronic trading of commodities in Ethiopia. Gone are the days of flashing hand signals at the trading pit. Lire la suite »
09 octobre 2015

(Addis Ababa, 8 October 2015) - Ethiopia Commodity Exchange announced today the inauguration of its revolutionary eTRADE Platform located at its headquarters on Chad Street. The ECX also made public the introduction of a new consolidated coffee grading system for the coming harvest season. Furthermore, the Exchange’s enhanced SMS/IVR market data dissemination platform was launched on the same day. Lire la suite »
25 septembre 2015

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 Lire la suite »
25 septembre 2015

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. Lire la suite »
09 septembre 2015

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. Lire la suite »
28 août 2015

ICF has been working with a number of African governments to improve the business environment by making it easier for businesses to register and obtain operational licenses. These improvements have helped to reduce bureaucracy and delays leading to greater efficiency in the provision of these services on the side of government, and a reduction of time and costs on the side of businesses. Lire la suite »
28 août 2015

Business registration and licensing is an important conduit to creating a thriving and robust business sector. It enables businesses, particularly small ones, to gain access to funding and to certain protections by the law. It also helps formalize the economy as registered businesses pay tax and deliver other important benefits to the economy, like job creation. Lire la suite »
28 août 2015

Like for any business owner, time for Kefa Angwenyi is money. And wasted time means wasted money – and wasted opportunities. As the Managing Director of an architectural firm called Neocracft, the ability to plan construction projects and deliver to clients on an agreed timeframe is crucial. Lire la suite »
03 août 2015

Recently, the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) and the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) celebrated the closing ceremony of the Alternative Dispute Resolution project. Lire la suite »
30 juillet 2015

Kigali, July 30th 2015 - Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) marked the successful implementation and the official closing of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (ADRP) at KIAC's newly unveiled office located in Nyarutarama. This project was implemented in cooperation between the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), Government of Rwanda (GoR), Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) and KIAC. Lire la suite »
30 juillet 2015

ICF partners with governments across Africa to improve the business environment in partner countries. In our previous blog we explored the importance of contract enforcement in terms of meeting this objective and the various ways in which we achieve this. In this blog we will explore various case studies of work that ICF has completed on contract enforcement. Lire la suite »
30 juillet 2015

According to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2015, the freedom of contract is the ability of adults and groups— such as corporations and other legal entities— to freely decide whether to enter into an enforceable agreement and to determine the rights and obligations of their bargain. What we can infer from this statement is that the enforcement of contracts is critical to this process. Lire la suite »
29 juillet 2015

Ready access to commercial justice is crucial for any enterprise as it enables them to resolve commercial disputes quickly and efficiently. It also gives business owners the confidence to engage in commercial activities as they are assured of quick resolutions should any disputes arise. Lire la suite »
26 juin 2015

In our previous blog titled Enhancing trade facilitation in Africa - when borders cease to become barriers for economic growth, we discussed trade facilitation in Africa, specifically how intra-African trade has the immense potential to unlock economic development in African countries. Lire la suite »
24 juin 2015

Trade facilitation – the simplification, harmonisation, standardisation and modernisation of procedures and associated information flows required to move goods across borders – is an important enabler of economic growth. Trade facilitation reduces the time, cost and other related barriers to t rading between countries. Furthermore, trade facilitation also helps to maintain the integrity of borders by ensuring that the relevant laws and regulations are followed. Lire la suite »
23 juin 2015

Eliba Kazimzuri is an entrepreneur who is actively engaged in animal and poultry husbandry. She manages a total of 2,400 cattle, pigs, chicken and ducks, in Kibaha, Tanzania. Operating as a micro enterprise in the informal sector, Eliba was unable to secure reliable business funding to expand her business, thus failed to increase her productivity and employ more workers. Lire la suite »
02 juin 2015

On 28th May 2015 ICF and the African Development Bank held a joint event to promote investment climate reforms in Africa. The event, titled "Investment Climate: The Journey so Far", was held as part of the African Development Bank's Annual Meetings which took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 25th to 29th May 2015. Lire la suite »
29 avril 2015

Being able to properly register land is crucial in any economy, and has far reaching impact. It enables property owners to secure their right to their land. It enables companies to protect the ownership of their operating premises and makes them feel confident to operate, expand, create more jobs and engage in greater economic activity. Lire la suite »
29 avril 2015

Over the last few decades, it has become increasingly recognised by economists and policymakers that prosperity and property rights - defined as laws created by governments in regards to how individuals can control, benefit from and transfer property - are inextricably linked. Individuals and businesses will create new forms of property to generate wealth only when they are assured that their rights to their property will protect them against unjust or unlawful actions by other parties. Lire la suite »
29 avril 2015

Anthony Hategekimana, a local businessman in Nyagatare District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, is an enterprising man. A father of three, he runs a flour mill, a woodwork shop and cultivates fruits that he sells locally in his District, in the country’s capital city Kigali, and in a major market at the Rwanda border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lire la suite »
16 avril 2015

Du 21 au 25 mars 2015, le Centre international d’arbitrage de Kigali (Kigali International Arbitration Centre, KIAC) a organisé une formation à l’arbitrage à Kigali au Rwanda. La formation a réuni 60 professionnels issus de disciplines variées, y compris des ingénieurs, des avocats, des inspecteurs et des entrepreneurs du Kenya, du Rwanda et d’Ouganda. Lire la suite »
09 avril 2015

Le dédouanement des marchandises au Service des douanes en Tanzanie était un processus long et coûteux. Les systèmes étaient divisés, les documents devaient être transférés manuellement entre les différentes organisations et agences et il y avait un manque global de coordination entre les organismes de réglementation. Lire la suite »
30 mars 2015

Our previous blog looked into the subject of doing business in Africa and highlighted the successes of a few African countries as measured by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2015. For this article we wanted to unpack doing business in the continent and provide an understanding of how ICF’s priority areas and related projects are helping our partner countries improve their investment climate through business friendly regulations and systems. These priority areas include business registration and licensing, property rights and contract enforcement, tax and customs, financial markets and lastly, infrastructure facilitation. Lire la suite »
25 mars 2015

On 23rd March 2015 ICF and the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) signed an Agreement for the Tanzania Investment Window project. The Project will expand, consolidate and promote the Tanzania Investment Window in order to increase investments in Tanzania. Lire la suite »
25 mars 2015

Aujourd’hui, le Centre d’investissements de la Tanzanie (Tanzania Investment Centre, TIC) et le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (Investment Climate Facility for Africa, ICF) ont signé un accord d’une valeur de 950 000 dollars américains sur un projet destiné à accroître les investissements dans le pays en étendant et renforçant le Tanzania Investment Window, ainsi qu’en faisant sa promotion. Lire la suite »
02 mars 2015

Painting a picture on the current state of affairs of the business environment in Africa is no easy task. It takes a lot of work in order to gather relevant data and information that supports the realities on the ground. This reality is, to a large extent, influenced by many micro and macro factors and is often very different from country to country. Lire la suite »
16 février 2015

As 2015 starts and the continent begins to get a new year underway we at ICF too have begun the year with two strong objectives we aim to deliver on in 2015. These objectives stem from our overarching goal of creating a continent that is a better place to do business. We do this by working with African governments, private sector and development partners on projects that break down barriers for investment and enhance economic prospects for the continent Lire la suite »
21 janvier 2015

For many entrepreneurs, starting a business is about necessity. The decision is not about building on a skill or an innovation – it is about putting food on the table for families and communities. In light of this reality, if starting a business is difficult or expensive, then this impedes the potential to change the livelihoods of millions and the important economic development that a robust small business sector creates. Lire la suite »

2014

11 décembre 2014

In less than five years, Africa has risen to become the second most attractive investment destination in the world, tied with Asia, this according to the Ernst & Young 2014 Africa attractiveness survey. Lire la suite »
03 décembre 2014

With energy infrastructure attracting major investments across Africa, especially in the continent’s renewable energy potential, the challenge to Governments is to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to implement such projects. Lire la suite »
21 novembre 2014

Over the last 12 years, the average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in 14 of Africa’s 16 most-competitive economies has grown from US$681 to US$1,810, according to a February 2014 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) titled The Africa Financial Services Journal. By 2020, this figure is expected to rocket to US$7,320 and PwC predicts this should increase the proportion of people who make use of financial market institutions, such as stock exchanges. Lire la suite »
19 novembre 2014

Rwanda has set its sights on developing its infrastructure to boost its economy. This is evidenced in its 2014/2015 budget, which focuses on infrastructure to accelerate export growth. Lire la suite »
30 octobre 2014

Africa’s “biggest threat” to its economies has the potential to be turned into its greatest ally if government policies, training for workers and regulations are improved to attract investment into the energy production sector. Lire la suite »
08 octobre 2014

On average, African businesses have the highest total tax rate as a percentage of profit at 52.9%; spend 320 hours complying with tax processes per quarter; and deal with 36 payments per year. Lire la suite »
29 septembre 2014

In April 2014, Nigeria officially became what most people had known for quite some time - the largest economy in Africa. Lire la suite »
29 septembre 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary defines philanthropy as; “the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes”. Lire la suite »
29 septembre 2014

Turning tax administration from a manual process to an online one for an entire African country may appear daunting, but Governments could reap the revenue and time-saving benefits it brings. Lire la suite »
25 septembre 2014

Andrew Karabassis is the Managing Director of Costbuild Limited, a construction company located in Ndola, Zambia. The demanding nature of his business requires him to spend a lot of time on site, leaving little time for Andrew to physically visit Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) offices for his tax matters. Lire la suite »
15 septembre 2014

Le commerce des fleurs est un secteur sensible, comme peut en témoigner Juliana Rono, Directrice des ventes et du marketing chez Karen Roses. Karen Roses, l'un des principaux exportateurs de fleurs coupées du Kenya, envoie chaque jour plus de 6 tonnes de fleurs en Australie, en Allemagne, à Hong Kong, aux Pays Bas, en Russie, en Suède, ainsi qu'au Royaume Uni. La nature périssable des fleurs est l'essence même de ce produit fragile. Lire la suite »
02 septembre 2014

The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, has launched the Integrated Platform for Services to Citizens. Lire la suite »
25 août 2014

Africa is a land of opportunity for business, declares Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). Home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world, Africa’s vast investment potential has never been more attractive. Lire la suite »
19 juin 2014

It is understood now that in order to have growth, it is imperative to have investment from the private sector. Be it foreign direct investment or domestic capital, a flourishing private sector creates jobs, expands markets and increases government revenue thereby enabling government to provide better services. This was the theme of the opening remarks by H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, former president of Tanzania and Co-Chair of the ICF Board of Trustees, at the joint ICF and Africa Development Bank (AfDB) session on “Harnessing the Investment Climate”. Lire la suite »
19 juin 2014

Multinational companies are rapidly warming to the idea of expanding their businesses into Africa, especially to sub-Saharan markets - despite the considerable challenges common in emerging economies. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Le Centre international d'arbitrage de Kigali (le KIAC) a tenu du 25 au 27 mai 2014 sa deuxième conférence sur l'arbitrage à Kigali, au Rwanda. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

From the 22nd to 25th of May 2014 the Tunisia Stock Exchange (TSE) held a specialized exhibition on stock exchanges and financial services called Investia. The event aimed to demystify capital markets and promote them as an alternative avenue for businesses, especially micro, small and medium enterprises, to raise capital for their ventures. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

The Rwanda Natural Resources Authority has launched a country-wide awareness campaign to promote greater registration of land transactions in Rwanda and ensure good use of land resources. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

International investors, representatives of international and regional organisations, and African leaders from government and civil society, who attended the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria last month are seeking to translate the region’s economic promise and youthful demographics into employment opportunities and poverty reduction. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

DIRECTOR-General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Segun Osinowo, on Monday said the informal sector was key to the promotion of social economic development of Nigeria. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Excessive bureaucracy is every business person’s nightmare. To their credit, the East African Community (EAC) governments are very aware of this and have been making urgent efforts to ease the burden. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Africa currently makes up less than 0.5% of commercial real estate investments, but international capital is beginning to move in as investors seek to access the continent's growth prospects. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

African youth are increasingly being urged to venture into business and create jobs. Whether out of passion or for survival, many young people are heeding the call to pursue entrepreneurship. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Accra (Ghana), Casablanca (Morocco) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) have been ranked as the African cities with populations over 1m that have the highest potential for inclusive growth on the continent, according to the 2014 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Kenya’s government is currently considering the final iteration of a bill that would establish three special economic zones (SEZs) within the country. The SEZs will allow lower levels of taxation and fewer regulatory hurdles, and will focus primarily on industrial activity, in particular textile production. The SEZ bill is part of a broader initiative to boost the manufacturing sector, diversify the country’s exports and encourage the creation of up to 1m industrial jobs annually. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Movement of goods across East Africa will become much faster later this year as the region moves to complete one-stop border posts (OSBP) within the Community. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2014

Kenya’s new development strategy will see the World Bank Group spend up to US$4bn over the next five years to see it to fruition. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda officially launched Kenya’s National Single Window System on 2nd May 2014 in Nairobi at a ceremony witnessed by leaders from four African nations. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

The eyes and ears of anyone interested in Africa’s development were on the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa which took place in Abuja, Nigeria between 7th and 9th May 2014. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

The President, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, said free movement of people, goods and services would increase intra-Africa trade and help the continent achieve its development targets. “Lack of political will and negative perception should not be allowed to undermine Africa’s integration and economic growth,” President Kenyatta said. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

The East African Community Secretariat has today signed a cooperation programme worth 2.3 million Euros with the European Union (EU) to improve Maritime Security and create a favourable environment for the economic development in the region. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

Over 300 small scale enterprises in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza regions have been formalised after their owners received training organised by the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) last year recently. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

The World Economic Forum has released a new report on regional infrastructure development in Africa. Managing Transnational Infrastructure Programmes in Africa – Challenges and Best Practices, released in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, serves as a guide for policy-makers, sponsors and managers to help facilitate the delivery of transnational infrastructure programmes on schedule, at cost and at a high quality. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

VENTURES AFRICA – Belgian company, Préfarail has signed an agreement with Cameroon for the construction of a tramway – a public transport vehicle running on rails – in the country’s capital, Yaoundé. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is expected to publish regulations that will guide the issuance of municipal bonds this month, clearing way for districts to start raising development funds through the stock market. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

While international trends are often mirrored in Africa, the unique operating environment and challenges on the continent result in some very interesting applications in the business technology space. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

Around this time every year, I often get asked the same question; isn't the World Economic Forum just one big talking shop? It's a fair one. Once every twelve months, leaders from politics, business and civil society gather in a given city, congesting the roads and raising CO2 levels with all their talk. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to visit four countries in Africa on his first tour of the continent since assuming his position a little over a year ago, seeking to nurture a booming economic relationship. Lire la suite »
16 mai 2014

Jacqueline Musiitwa is the founder and managing partner of the Hoja Law Group, a firm started in 2008 that advises on commercial, political and intellectual property law for companies doing business in Africa. The firm has offices in New York and Kigali and primarily focuses on markets in eastern and southern Africa. Lire la suite »
09 avril 2014

Businesses in Tanzania will soon enjoy a simpler and more transparent goods clearing process, thanks to a new customs clearing system. Lire la suite »
09 avril 2014

Taxpayers in Rwanda are reaping great benefits from an electronic tax filing and payment system (e-tax) which was launched in 2012 with ICF support. Lire la suite »
09 avril 2014

Practical. That’s the term the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, Ambassador Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza, used to describe ICF support to business registration in Rwanda. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

LAGOS - A Nigerian court on Thursday barred the Lagos state government from collecting toll on a major suspension bridge on the ground that it was built with public funds. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

Economic and trade co-operation between Morocco and Mali is moving toward concrete steps. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced plans to embark on joint border patrol with its counterparts in neighbouring countries to promote security and trade in West and Central Africa. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 28th March 2014: Senior officials from South African Customs Union (SACU) together with their counterpart EAC concluded a two- day meeting aimed at benchmarking similar activities, learn the best practices and share ideas at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha ,Tanzania. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

SOUTH Africa's trade balance, which now includes trade with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, recorded a R1.72bn surplus in February from a R16.93bn (revised from R17.05bn) deficit in January, South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs and excise data showed on Monday. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

UAP Group, posted strong financial performance in 2013 driven by profitable growth of its core insurance business and execution of its regional diversification strategy. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

AFRICA's relatively untapped insurance market offers a vast opportunity for firms in both mature and emerging-market countries, a report by A.M Best has said. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

West African aluminium can manufacturer GZ Industries (GZI) is hoping to ride on increasing consumption of drinks to expand its business across Africa. The continent is tipped to become the world’s fastest growing beer market, according to a study by Dutch multinational banking and financial services group Rabobank. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

With the world increasingly seeing Africa as the preferred investment destination, France has launched the French-African Foundation for Growth, a new initiative designed to renew economic ties between the European nation and the African continent. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Africa Group (TAG), the US-based boutique advisor and venture capital investor, today announces a 25% stake in Telemed Medical Services (Telemed), an Ethiopian engineering consultancy specializing in health system design and implementation within the Ethiopian healthcare sector. Telemed's work is geared to optimize and reinforce limited health resources in Ethiopia, a country where the doctor-to-patient ratio is ~1:30,000 and 80% of the population lives over 5 kilometers from the nearest health center. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

ZAMBIA will this week host a high-level investment and trade seminar for Zambian and Chinese firms at one of the Multi Facility Economic Zones (MFEZs) in Lusaka. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

GlaxoSmithKline is poised to announce a multimillion pound investment in Sub-Saharan Africa to step up its presence in the region, the Telegraph can reveal. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

According to Leila Farah El-Mokaddem, the African Development Bank's new Resident Representative in Egypt, "the economic empowerment of women is a hidden opportunity for our continent. Women constitute what we call 'smart economics.' By expanding income generation to both women and men, families are collectively better off, while the economy is more productive resulting in an overall win-win situation." Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 125-million Line of Credit (LOC) to Zenith Bank PLC (Zenith) for on-lending to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

East African Community, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has called for more investment of equity fund in the small and micro-enterprise (SME) sector to boost economic growth. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

SCAHMFAD (School of Catering, Hotel Management and Fashion Design) of Latrikunda-German in KMD has won a competition for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in education and confronting youth unemployment in Africa. Lire la suite »
08 avril 2014

According to the International Monetary Fund’s Perspectives on Youth Employment in the Arab World report, unemployment in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region is the highest in the world and is largely a youth phenomenon. Overall unemployment is approximately 10%, but the youth rate stands at almost 25%. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

There are two economic realities on the African continent today. You will find the first one in World Bank, IMF and Africa Development Bank reports – and in articles across the globe about ‘Africa Rising’. This reality depicts Africa as a continent that is forging ahead – onwards and upwards. And some of the world’s best performing economies are indeed in Africa, such as Angola and Mozambique, which are growing at an extractive-powered rate of knots. Meanwhile, other southern African states are also surging ahead – with Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) growing at speeds not seen in a very long time. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

Insufficient electricity in Rwanda is number one challenge and opportunity for investors, the head of a US Government body that supports American investors overseas has said. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

The President of Microsoft International, Jean-Philippe Courtois has disclosed that the Devices and Services company, Microsoft has invested $75 million in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other African countries in the areas of access, innovation, skills development, youth empowerment; software development; digital curriculum, skills among others. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

THE gains that made Uganda’s shilling the second-best-performing currency in Africa this year are evaporating after President Yoweri Museveni imposed harsher penalties on gay and lesbian people. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

Efficiency in revenue collection at the grassroots could be boosted after Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) took over the work from local governments. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

Botswana and Namibia will sign a deal at the end of this month to develop a 1,500-kilometer (932-mile) railway for transporting coal exports to the port of Walvis Bay, according to the Botswana Chamber of Mines. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

Public sector lawyers involved in drafting of the extractives sector laws and policies in the region will next week undergo training to improve their negotiation and policy-making skills. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

The Turkish Kitchenware sector is working to increase its trade investment inflow in Ghana through partnerships with Ghanaian industrialists within the next five years. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

Ethiopia and Uganda have pledged to join the Comesa free trade area (FTA) by December, raising hopes of higher trade volumes for Kenya and the region. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

William Asiko, ICF Chief Executive Officer, recently paid a visit to Senegal to see firsthand how ICF support is helping to improve the investment climate in the country. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

The Mayor of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba, has commended ICF support in making it easier for the private sector and members of the public to obtain construction permits in the City of Kigali. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

The Mauritius Registrar of Companies is making it easier for businesses to register and file statutory information of their businesses, thanks to support from ICF. Lire la suite »
10 mars 2014

Family businesses control a significant portion of Africa’s economy. While family businesses are quite common across the continent, only a handful of them enjoy longevity. The survival rate of most African family businesses beyond the founder’s generation is extremely low. For example, the late Nigerian business mogul Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, who at one point was believed to be one of the wealthiest men in Africa, successfully built one of Nigeria’s biggest business empires consisting of an airline, a chain of newspapers, extensive real estate, fisheries and retail. After his death in 1998, his businesses crumbled. None of them exist today. Lire la suite »
10 février 2014

The Ministry of Finance and Planning in partnership with the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has today officially launched a new project in Cabo Verde to modernise tax administration and make the tax system simple, efficient and more customer service oriented in order to improve the investment climate in Cabo Verde. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Watch this short video to see exactly how ICF is transforming the investment climate across Africa in a meaningful way. It showcases a variety of successful projects that are making a positive impact for business in Africa. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Les contribuables sénégalais peuvent désormais bénéficier d'un système entièrement automatisé. Le projet de Modernisation de l'administration fiscale, cofinancé par le Gouvernement du Sénégal et le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF), a répondu aux difficultés rencontrées par les propriétaires d'entreprises et contribuables du pays. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

2014 brings with it new challenges and opportunities for business owners, all of which need to be incorporated into a business’s plans going forward. This is according to Gerrie van Biljon, executive director of Business Partners Limited, who says business owners should make use of the first few weeks of the New Year to reflect on what worked well in 2013 and what needs to be improved or changed for the year ahead. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

WHEN Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta laid the foundation stone for the country’s biggest post-independence infrastructure project late last year — a high-speed railway line from the port at Mombasa to Nairobi — he said the scheme would define his political legacy. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Libreville — Burkina Faso, benefitting from the close support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank, has successfully become a member of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Jean-Claude Béga, the Chief Financial Officer of Mauritius’ largest conglomerate, GML, spoke to AfricaMoney on how the arbitrage between existing operations and new opportunities sets apart a great company from a good one. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

IBM (IBM.N) began rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa on Thursday, saying it would help to address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and e-commerce research. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

IT MAY be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Japan has promised financial assistance to resource-rich African nations totalling $32 billion (R357bn) for investment in infrastructure and mineral resource development, along with education, health care and human resource development, in its bid to cement relations with the continent. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Lately many observers have been avidly discussing the recent high rates of economic growth in Africa. Speaking in Washington earlier this year, Donald Kaberuka, the president of the African Development Bank offered some cautionary words. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

The potential for agriculture to drive inclusive economic growth, improve food security, and create opportunities for millions of Africans is enormous. Lire la suite »
07 février 2014

Nestled on the southern stretch of the Gulf of Guinea, Gabon, a country of 1.5 million people in an area the size of the U.K. is something of a paradox; Gabon is rich, but does it make sense to do business there? Lire la suite »
07 janvier 2014

Nigeria will overtake South Africa as Africa's largest economy in the next two years, experts predict. But concern is also rising that by not doing “enough” business in Africa, the country is missing an opportunity to benefit from the continent's economic resurgence. Lire la suite »
07 janvier 2014

Rwanda, Jan 7: Revolutionary reforms which have made it easier for small and medium-scaled businesses (SMBs) to get credit, pay tax and deal with construction have militated favourably in Rwanda’s second place on the latest World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ (DB) report. Lire la suite »
06 janvier 2014

(CNN) -- A Chinese-funded railway project in Kenya could transform transport in east Africa, and strengthen cross-border political and economic ties. Lire la suite »
06 janvier 2014

BBCR4TODAY @ BBC RADIO 4 TODAY Lire la suite »
06 janvier 2014

In 2001 the world began talking about the Bric countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - as potential powerhouses of the world economy. The term was coined by economist Jim O'Neill, who has now identified the "Mint" countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - as emerging economic giants. Lire la suite »
04 janvier 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde tells Berna Namata about the EAC partner states’ economic prospects this year and other cross-cutting issues affecting the region ahead of her visit to Kenya on January 6. Lire la suite »

2013

27 décembre 2013

Africa's Richest Man Bets Big on Oil Refinery Lire la suite »
18 décembre 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa lost an estimated 5.7 percent of its GDP over a ten-year period to illicit financial outflows, preventing millions of people in Africa from accessing better health and education, according to a new report by a US-based organization, Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Lire la suite »
13 décembre 2013

Today the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) and the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) have signed an Agreement worth US$ 7.3 million to establish an electronic Single Window (eSW) system for international trade. Lire la suite »
12 décembre 2013

The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) is making preparations to introduce online trading that enables market players to participate directly in trade wherever they are. Lire la suite »
05 décembre 2013

South Africa joins the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa – as the first G20 member. Lire la suite »
01 décembre 2013

Trade facilitation will be in the spotlight at the Ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Indonesia in December. A deal, whether in Bali or later, will make it easier for companies worldwide to move their goods across borders. While a multilateral trade facilitation agreement is important for East Africa, the region has already made headway in improving trade facilitation and increasing the competiveness of its exporters. Lire la suite »
29 novembre 2013

Les TIC, une volonté politique ainsi qu’une réforme continue, figurent parmi les facteurs clés garantissant l’existence d’un environnement habilitant les entreprises à s’enregistrer et à obtenir des autorisations plus rapidement et à bas coût. Lire la suite »
25 novembre 2013

Un projet bien parti pour devenir un centre d’excellence. C’est en ces termes que William Asiko, le PDG d’ICF, a désigné le projet de renforcement des capacités de la Bourse de Tunis lorsque l’équipe de direction de l’ICF y a récemment effectué une visite. Lire la suite »
31 octobre 2013

Les Zambiens n’ont plus à faire la queue aux bureaux de l’Autorité fiscale pour le traitement des opérations relatives à leurs impôts. Ils peuvent désormais s’en occuper depuis le confort de leur propre maison ou bureau, à condition qu’ils disposent d’un accès à Internet. Lire la suite »
30 octobre 2013

On the 24th to 25th October 2013, the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) in collaboration with the Registrar of Companies and the Registrar General of Mauritius organized a knowledge sharing workshop on business, land and asset registration in Port Louis, Mauritius. Lire la suite »
24 octobre 2013

Le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF), en collaboration avec le Registre des sociétés de Maurice, a organisé un atelier sur le partage des connaissances liées à l’enregistrement d’entreprises et d’actifs, qui se déroulera les 24 et 25 octobre 2013, à Port-Louis, Maurice. Lire la suite »
07 octobre 2013

Le Conseil d’administration de l’ICF a rendu visite au système judiciaire de la Tanzanie pour observer les avantages que ce système judiciaire obtient du fait de la modernisation de ses salles d’audience. Lire la suite »
18 septembre 2013

Le gouvernement de Sao Tomé-et-Principe, la Société financière internationale (IFC) et le Fonds pour le climat d'investissement en Afrique (ICF) ont lancé conjointement un projet de facilitation du commerce à l'Hôtel Praia de Sao Tomé le 10 septembre 2013. Lire la suite »
15 août 2013

Le gouvernement de Sao Tomé-et-Principe entreprend un projet commercial qui vise à simplifier et à rendre moins onéreuses les importations et les exportations de et vers Sao Tomé-et-Principe. Lire la suite »
17 juin 2013

Il sera bientôt plus facile pour les entreprises du Burkina Faso d’importer et d’exporter des marchandises grâce à la mise en œuvre d’un projet de facilitation des procédures douanières par l’ICF et le gouvernement du Burkina Faso. Lire la suite »
11 juin 2013

Le 29 mai 2013, le Fonds pour le climat d'investissement en Afrique a accueilli un événement connexe de pair avec la Banque africaine de développement (AfDB) à Marrakech, au Maroc. Lire la suite »
03 juin 2013

Les petites et moyennes entreprises sont un moteur essentiel de la croissance économique à travers l’Afrique. Malheureusement, de nombreuses entreprises fonctionnent de manière informelle en raison du manque d’information, des formalités administratives et des coûts élevés liés à l’officialisation d’une entreprise. Lire la suite »
29 mai 2013

Les 24 et 25 mai 2013, le Centre d’arbitrage de Kigali (Kigali Arbitration Centre, KIAC) a organisé un atelier portant sur l’arbitrage commercial dans la région de la Communauté d’Afrique de l’Est. Lire la suite »
24 mai 2013

Le 20 mai 2013, la Ville de Kigali a lancé un système de gestion des informations en ligne des permis de construire (Online Construction Permit Management Information System, CPMIS). Lire la suite »
21 mai 2013

Une équipe de l’Administration fiscale de la Zambie (ZRA) s’est récemment rendue à l’Autorité fiscale du Rwanda (RRA) dans le cadre d’un voyage d’étude, afin d’en savoir plus sur son système fiscal en ligne. Lire la suite »
10 mai 2013

La ville d’Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, a accueilli la quatrième édition de l’atelier de partage des connaissances sur la gestion de projet et la comptabilité, organisée par le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique. Lire la suite »
03 mai 2013

Grâce à une collaboration avec le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique, le gouvernement zambien dispose aujourd’hui d’un système judiciaire modernisé Lire la suite »
19 avril 2013

Les coprésidents du Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF) ont le plaisir d’annoncer qu’au terme d’intenses recherches à l’échelle internationale, William Asiko succèdera à Omari Issa au poste de Président directeur général à compter du 1er mai 2013. Lire la suite »
11 avril 2013

Le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique organisera un atelier Gestion de projet et Comptabilité à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, du 15 au 17 avril 2013. Lire la suite »
05 avril 2013

Le gouvernement du Burkina Faso s’est associé au Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF) afin de moderniser ses systèmes d’enregistrement commercial et foncier. Lire la suite »
28 mars 2013

Le gouvernement mauricien s’est associé au Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique afin de moderniser ses procédures judiciaires. Lire la suite »
22 mars 2013

L’ICF travaille avec le gouvernement du Mozambique à l’amélioration des services de l’administration fiscale, à l’optimisation de la formation des contribuables et à la facilitation de la sélection d’un portail permettant aux contribuables de soumettre et d’effectuer le paiement des impôts en ligne. Lire la suite »
15 mars 2013

Des mécanismes alternatifs de résolution de litiges peuvent grandement contribuer à accélérer le processus de règlement des litiges commerciaux et accroître la confiance des investisseurs. Lire la suite »
08 mars 2013

Le gouvernement du Rwanda travaille actuellement à la mise en œuvre d’un projet cofinancé par le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique (ICF) en vue de répondre aux défis auxquels les entreprises sont confrontées au cours de leur cycle de vie, à savoir créer une entreprise, réaliser des transactions garanties ou encore dissoudre une entreprise. Lire la suite »
04 mars 2013

The Investment Climate Facility for Africa held its third knowledge sharing workshop on project management and accounting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lire la suite »
01 mars 2013

Le Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique organisera un atelier de gestion de projet et de comptabilité à Johannesbourg, en Afrique du Sud, le 27 février et le 1er mars 2013. Lire la suite »
22 février 2013

L’Administration fiscale et douanière éthiopienne (ERCA) a contribué aujourd’hui de manière significative à la communauté des affaires et à l’économie de l’Éthiopie dans son ensemble à travers son système de déclaration fiscale électronique récemment développé. Lire la suite »
15 février 2013

L’équipe de la Cour suprême du Rwanda revient d’une visite d’étude à la Cour suprême de l’Île Maurice au cours de laquelle ses membres se sont notamment penchés sur le projet de système judiciaire électronique... Lire la suite »
01 février 2013

Le Burkina Faso ouvre ses premiers tribunaux de commerce grâce l’appui de l’ICF (Fonds pour le climat d’investissement en Afrique) et de la Banque mondiale. Lire la suite »
01 février 2013

Le secteur privé togolais bénéficiera désormais d’un système de justice commerciale rapide et transparent grâce au renforcement de la Cour d’Arbitrage du Togo. Cette cour d’arbitrage fournit aux entreprises une méthode alternative de résolution des litiges commerciaux. Lire la suite »
08 janvier 2013

Le Sénégal profite à présent d’un système douanier dématérialisé, grâce au partenariat fructueux entre l’ICF et le gouvernement du Sénégal. Cette collaboration a aidé à rationaliser et entièrement automatiser les procédures douanières au Sénégal. Lire la suite »

2012

11 décembre 2012

Le gouvernement de la Sierra Leone a lancé le projet de transfert aéroportuaire, dont l’objectif est de fournir des services de transfert aéroportuaire fiables et efficaces pour les passagers et les marchandises vers et depuis l’aéroport international. Lire la suite »
05 décembre 2012

Le gouvernement du Kenya devrait améliorer la facilitation du commerce international dans le pays en réduisant le nombre de jours de traitement et les coûts associés au dédouanement de marchandises aux frontières kenyanes. Lire la suite »
29 novembre 2012

Le Rwanda va renforcer son secteur énergétique et de production électrique grâce à un projet financé conjointement par le gouvernement rwandais et l’ICF. Lire la suite »
27 novembre 2012

Le gouvernement du Mozambique a signé un accord avec l’ICF en vue d’améliorer le processus de concession de licences commerciales pour les secteurs de l’industrie, de la vente au détail et des petites entreprises dans le pays. Lire la suite »
16 novembre 2012

Le 9 novembre 2012 s’est tenu le lancement officiel de la Cour d’arbitrage de Lagos (LCA pour son sigle en anglais) durant la Conférence de Kuramo à Lagos, Nigeria. Lire la suite »
12 novembre 2012

Le gouvernement de Tanzanie a, par l’intermédiaire de la Force de police de Tanzanie, lancé un système en ligne de demande de données qui permettra d’améliorer la circulation et la sécurité des marchandises et services transportés le long de l’autoroute qui relie Dar es Salaam à Rusumo. Lire la suite »
05 novembre 2012

La bourse de Valeurs Mobilières de Tunis sensibilise sur l’utilisation des marchés de Capitaux. Lire la suite »
12 octobre 2012

L’ICF souhaite féliciter l'équipe en charge du projet GAINDE qui a reçu le Prix des Nations Unies pour le service public 2012 dans la catégorie "Amélioration de l’offre de services publics." La fenêtre électronique unique de GAINDE facilitant le commerce extérieur et les formalités douanières a remporté le 1er prix. Lire la suite »
20 septembre 2012

La facilité pour l’Amelioration de l’Environnement des Affaires en Afrique a travaillé avec la police Tanzanienne pour réduire les points de contrôle de police entre Dar Es Salaam et la frontière Rwandaise. Lire la suite »
14 septembre 2012

Un séminaire sur le partage des connaissances en matière de justice commerciale s’est déroulé à Lusaka, en Zambie, les 13 et 14 août 2012. Lire la suite »
06 septembre 2012

L'ICF organise un atelier sur la justice commerciale qui se tiendra les 13 et 14 août 2012 à Lusaka, en Zambie. Lire la suite »
23 août 2012

Le gouvernement du Burkina Faso est déterminé à améliorer encore davantage les conditions commerciales du pays en valorisant les services destinés à toutes les parties prenantes impliquées dans l'enregistrement immobilier et de sociétés, ainsi que les permis de construire, à Ouagadougou et Bobo-Dioulasso. Lire la suite »
01 août 2012

Si vous êtes imposable au Rwanda, vous pouvez désormais payer vos impôts depuis le confort de votre domicile ou de votre bureau, en buvant un bon café. Lire la suite »
11 juin 2012

L'ICF a organisé son deuxième sommet sur le climat d'investissement à Arusha en Tanzanie du 28 au 30 mai 2012. Cette année, le sommet avait pour thème : "Créer un environnement propice pour la génération d'aujourd'hui en Afrique". Lire la suite »
31 mai 2012

Le Fonds pour le climat d'investissement en Afrique (ICF) a organisé son second Sommet sur le climat d'investissement à Arusha, en Tanzanie, du 28 au 30 mai 2012. Lire la suite »
28 mai 2012

L’objectif de l’atelier de partage des connaissances des comptables qui a eu lieu à Nairobi au Kenya entre le 25 et le 27 avril 2012 était de permettre l’échange de bonnes pratiques en termes d’établissement de rapports, de contrôle financier et de suivi de recommandations d’audit au sein de l’ICF. Lire la suite »
10 mai 2012

Les activités de l'ICF continuent de raisonner de façon puissante à travers le continent. Lire la suite »
17 avril 2012

Le Fonds pour le Climat d’Investissement en Afrique (ICF) est fier d’annoncer que la Phase I du projet pilote de commerce sans papier GAINDE a pu être menée à bien. Lire la suite »
12 mars 2012

En collaboration avec le gouvernement du Burkina Faso, l’ICF a créé un point de contact unique pour la fourniture de permis de construire. Lire la suite »
09 mars 2012

The Registrar-General’s Department intends to implement the Mauritius eRegistry Project (MeRP) to scale up to eServices by harnessing the latest technologies and solutions. Lire la suite »
27 février 2012

Le service des Douanes et Accise (CED) de l'Autorité fiscale tanzanienne (TRA) s'est associé en partenariat avec le Fonds pour le Climat d'Investissement en Afrique (ICF) pour moderniser l'administration des douanes tanzanienne. Lire la suite »
17 février 2012

Le gouvernement de la Tanzanie poursuit ses efforts pour améliorer le climat d'investissement du pays. Avec quelques barrages routiers sur les autoroutes, le temps et le coût du transport des marchandises sera considérablement réduit. Lire la suite »
20 janvier 2012

Le gouvernement de l'île Maurice modernise le registre des sociétés. Lire la suite »
06 janvier 2012

Le Gouvernement du Mali, en partenariat avec le Fonds pour le climat d'investissement en Afrique, a réussi à améliorer la façon dont les litiges fiscaux sont résolus dans la nation ouest-africaine. Lire la suite »
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