African, Caribbean and Pacific countries are faced with high unemployment, political instability, and other well-documented development challenges that demand new solutions to inclusive economic growth. Governments as a result, have increasingly begun to focus on entrepreneurship, and particularly start-ups, as a mean of creating quality jobs, boosting the wider economy's productivity and growth, and delivering market-based innovations to development challenges. Targeted start-up legislations (Start-up Acts) appear as an interesting tool for fostering entrepreneurship and enabling the development of new firms with high growth potential, through the granting of targeted incentives (tax, subsidies, procurement, etc.).
This online event will discuss the relevance of adopting Start-up Acts in ACP countries and potential recommendations for their design and implementation.