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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Project Application
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News
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.
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.
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.
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