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Opportunities and Challenges for Crowdfunding in ACP Countries

Opportunities and Challenges for Crowdfunding in ACP Countries
The growth of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector is one of the priority issues for economic development in ACP countries. SMEs are among the motors of job creation and GDP growth. They make an important contribution to economic diversification, social stability, and territorial prosperity. However, SMEs are still struggling with the problem of access to finance. It is at the core of this disparity that crowdfunding appears to be a complementary tool, adapted to the search for equity capital for businesses. How can crowdfunding be more widely used in ACP countries? Why should public policies take regulatory action to promote the development of crowdfunding?

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By supporting business climate and investment environment reforms, the ICR Facility aims to help generate more decent jobs and contribute to improving livelihoods in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

Training on Business Environment Reforms to Support Women’s Economic Empowerment
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Women's Economic Empowerment
Training on Busines Environment Reforms to Support Women’s Economic Empowerment What? The course develops awareness and provides tools to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) through Business Environment Reform (BER) in African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Participants learn to apply a gender-sensitive and gender-transformative lens when they work on their own reforms, taking into account […]
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How to develop a gender approach in Development Finance Institutions
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Access to Finance
What?   In these self-paced training modules you will learn how to develop a gender finance approach in the development finance institution. It is an interactive way to learn more about institutional gender mainstreaming, actions and measures to be taken in the organization to ensure gender inclusion. The training contains videos, texts, interactive exercises and […]
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Training on Business Environment Reforms Tools
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Business Regulation and Policy
In these self-paced modules in  “Business Environment Reform Tools”, representatives from public and private stakeholders in African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries will learn how to use practical and straight-forward tools to improve the business environment in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. You will earn a PDF certificate once you pass all the tasks of the four modules. […]
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