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European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Council (11,625 M€)


EU External Investment Plan (Third Pillar Investment Climate)


Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), British Council (BC), Expertise France (EF), Stichting Nederlandse Ontwikkelingsorganisatie (Netherlands Development Organisation, SNV)


12.2019 – 08.2022

What do we do? 

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. 

Why do we do it? 

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.


Where do we work? 

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. 

Who do we support? 

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.

How do we do it? 

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. 

Need more information?
Please find our factsheet here.