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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(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.
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.
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