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Public Private Dialogue
Business Environment Reforms through Public- Private Dialogue – Lessons learnt from the ICR Facility’s Interventions
The ICR Facility supports governments, public agencies and private sector representative bodies in African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries to improve their business environment on the basis of Public-Private Dialogue (PPD).   PPD is an effective tool to enhance collaboration between public and private actors. It is a continuous and semi-structured process that brings together various […]
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Women's Economic Empowerment
ICR4WEE Conference
The Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility has organised the ICR4WEE Conference on 5-6 June 2024. The event focused on creating better legal, institutional, and regulatory conditions for businesses to grow and operate, as well as to improve women’s participation in policy-making processes.   Building on its successful activities and the dynamic networks it has established across African, Caribbean […]
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Women's Economic Empowerment
Webinar: Trends in Care Economy Policies in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
The Care Economy — including childcare, eldercare and domestic work — is vital to society, yet it remains invisible, undervalued, and unevenly distributed. The disproportionate share of care and domestic work that falls on women and girls, especially when it is unpaid, is a key barrier to their participation in the workforce and negatively impacts […]
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Youth's Economic Empowerment
WEBINAR: Business Environment Reforms for Youth Employment in the ACP Region
Across the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) regions, the growing youth population presents a valuable asset that policymakers and governments have yet to fully utilise. Countries that act swiftly to capitalise on this demographic transition have a significant opportunity for economic transformation. To unlock this potential, we must move beyond traditional approaches to addressing youth […]
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Public Private Dialogue
WEBINAR: My Voice – My Future: Promoting Youth Participation in Public-Private Dialogue to foster Business Environment Reform for Youth Economic Empowerment
Summary Many African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have prioritised enhancing youth engagement in public-private dialogues (PPDs) to drive economic development and combat youth unemployment. Despite this, young people often find themselves marginalised from participation in PPDs aimed at improving the business environment for youth economic empowerment.​   Date: 19 February 2024 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM CET / […]
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Youth's Economic Empowerment
Business Environment Reform for Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: Opportunities for the ACP Region
Many countries in the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) region have made supporting young entrepreneurs a top priority for economic development and youth employment. Despite this, young entrepreneurs face challenging business conditions and complicated policy and regulatory contexts in launching and running their businesses. This webinar hosted by the ICR Facility provided an opportunity for […]
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Public Private Dialogue
The Role of Investment Promotion Agencies in Public-Private Dialogue in ACP Countries
Through Public-Private Dialogue, Investment Promotion Agencies contribute to economic policy making and reform, whether through formal and structured processes or informally through their day-to-day activities and contacts with investors. In a previous series of peer-to-peer workshops, IPAs from 8 countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region had the opportunity to exchange knowledge, share […]
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Access to Finance
Trends in Gender Finance in DFIs in African Region
Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have a key role to play in promoting gender responsive finance and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). While the initiatives of multilateral banks are well-documented and communicated via events and publications, visibility of the efforts of national and sub-regional DFIs on this topic is low. Gender finance is not commonly highlighted on their websites […]
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Business Regulation and Policy
Commercial Dispute Resolution through Arbitration
Investments in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have grown at a steady pace over several years, some of which have triggered disputes that require inclusive and effective resolution services in an increasingly challenging business environment. Arbitrage is one such a commercial dispute resolution method. Features like lower costs, quicker process times, and less formal […]
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Green Economy
Using Domestic Financial and Fiscal Policy to Mobilise Private Adaptation Finance in ACP Countries
The countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. Scaling up finance for climate adaptation is critical, particularly across the diversity of private actors from households, through micro-small medium enterprises (MSMEs) to corporations, financial institutions and investors; all of which are influenced by public policy […]
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Women's Economic Empowerment
Promoting Equal Opportunities for Women in the Labour Market through Business Environment Reforms
Date 30.09.2021 Women are more likely to be unemployed, be economically inactive, work in the informal sector, and to have temporary or more precarious employment than men. A mix of social norms, time scarcity – in particular due to unpaid care activities – or the lack of quality and affordable care, discrimination, lack of mobility, […]
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Resilience and Recovery
Improving the investment climate through gender sensitive reforms in times of COVID 19
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a greater toll on women in the productive and labour force. Industries with strong women participation have been impacted more than others, creating significant disruptions, and loss of income and jobs. In other cases, when women are able to work remotely, their productivity is negatively affected and domestic violence is […]
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Upcoming Trainings

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 free, 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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