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
See how ICF helps African countries to remove barriers to doing business.
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News
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.
ICF’s 19 contract enforcement projects span across Africa, from Burkina Faso in the west to Mauritius in the east. They also include support to regional organizations like the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) to help harmonize business laws that affect its 17 member states.
Part of the enforcement challenge is the effect a weak or ineffective judicial system can have on a country’s investment climate. Although, over the years, there has been great progress to break down some of these barriers it remains clear that an efficient, transparent and modern judicial system is key to providing confidence in the ability to enforce contracts. There are many strategies and mechanisms countries have used in order to not only improve contract enforcement but also bolster the capabilities of judicial systems in order to promote investor confidence.
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