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Public-Private Dialogue for Results Toolkit

ICReports
Public Private Dialogue
Successful public-private dialogue depends on the strength of the infrastructure in the public and private sectors and the capacity of these bodies to interact with each other in often complex and dynamic ways, which are constantly evolving. This toolkit is an introduction to a more holistic approach to public-private dialogue referred to as public-private dialogue […]
Public-private dialogue  is an effective tool to enhance collaboration between public and private actors. It is a continuous process whereby business representative organisations can establish and maintain regular contact with key public sector actors on the basis of an agreed format to advocate for change as needed and for the public sector to be able […]
Côte d’Ivoire has been an African success story for much of the last decade. The World Bank estimates that its GDP growth rate was on average 8.2% in the seven years between 2012 and 2019, one of the most dynamic in the world. Much of its growth comes from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which […]

Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report
Business Regulation and Policy
This Progress Report reflects the progress on the activities of the ICR Facility achieved until August 2022, with a particular focus on the period 1 September 2021–31 August 2022. The ICR Facility is implemented through three Output Areas. In Output Area 1  Implementation of demand-based interventions was in full swing throughout the year. High numbers […]
Executive Summary: This report focuses on how to support the creation, growth and sustainability of women’s business associations (WBA) and women’s chapters in chambers of commerce. Secondly, it shows how these women’s organizations can positively promote women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and thus sustainable economic growth in African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries by advocating for their needs […]
The Union of the Comoros, an archipelago off the southeastern coast of Africa, has enormous potential to develop its economy. It is the world’s number one producer of ylang ylang essential oil, it harvests spices, vanilla and cloves. Furthermore, the beautiful island has incredible potential to further develop its tourism industry.   In February 2023, […]
In this transformative era of evolving policies and regulations that are part of the business environment, it is crucial to actively involve all segments of the population and especially young minds since the policies of today will impact how tomorrow looks. Quite often the reforms of policies and regulation are taken top-down excluding from the […]

Building a better business ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire

ICR Story
Small and Medium Enterprises and Start-Ups
Côte d’Ivoire has been an African success story for much of the last decade. The World Bank estimates that its GDP growth rate was on average 8.2% in the seven years between 2012 and 2019, one of the most dynamic in the world. Much of its growth comes from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which account for […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s life as well as the public and private sectors and continues to pose huge risks from a social and economic perspective as well as on financial systems and economic stability.

Business Council Devises Southern Africa Strategy

ICR Story
Resilience and Recovery
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a Regional Economic Community comprising 16 member states (WWW.SADC.INT). Established in 1992, SADC is committed to regional integration and poverty eradication within Southern Africa through economic development and ensuring peace and security. In 2019, SADC established a Business Council (SADC BC) with the following goal set out by the SADC Executive Secretary: […]
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 […]
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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