We support public and private organisations in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in creating a more conducive, sustainable and inclusive business environment and investment climate.
Local and international businesses increase their related investments related to the UN Sustainable Develop-ment Goals (SGDs), if they act in a conducive, sustainable and inclusive business environment. Their investments then generate inclusive and sustainable growth, decent jobs and improve livelihoods in ACP countries.
The ICR Facility is active in partner countries being members of the OACPS. This includes 77 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the Pacific, and the Caribbean. The ICR Facility also covers regional requests from supranational organisations within the ACP context.
The assistance of the ICR Facility is demand-based and tailor-made. Regional/ sub-regional bodies, national governments, sectoral institutions, public-private dialogue mechanisms, development finance institutions (DFIs), private sector associations or other non-state actors engaged in improving the business environment, are welcome to hand in their support requests. The ICR Facility responds to multinational, national and subnational applications. More information how to hand in a request.
The ICR Facility provides local and international expertise to improve the business environment and investment climate by public private dialogue (PPD) mechanisms. PPD is a structured approach which includes stakeholders in the economic policy making und business environment reform process. It improves the flow of information in the reform process making it more inclusive, better-informed and legitimate. ICR leverages a repertoire of skills, existing instruments, and experiences from four European implementing partners: GIZ, the British Council, Expertise France, and SNV. More information on on our offer.