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.
Resources
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Activity Map
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Project Application
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News
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.
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.
Today, managing a business has become a much easier task for her compared to just a few months ago. This is because Eliba recently received training on how to run her business. She was among 500 entrepreneurs that received training and mentorship in a pilot project, jointly funded by the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), the Government of Tanzania and the Eastern and Southern African Universities Research Programme (ESAURP).
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