Supporting advocacy for public-private concertation on start-ups regulations in Togo
The intervention of the ICR Facility aimed to support the Togolese national network of incubators (Réseau des Incubateurs et Structures d’Accompagnement du Togo, RISAT) by analyzing the current regulatory environment and mapping best practices in other African countries to promote the growth of start-ups and digital economy actors. Following this preparatory work, the ICR Facility has coordinated with RISAT to prepare an advocacy paper calling for a greater dialogue between start-ups and public authorities, as well as coordination in law-making processes for reforms applying to the digital economy.
The activity was led by RISAT. In order to coordinate all activities related to this process, RISAT set up a Steering Committee and a project management tool. The intervention of the ICR Facility supported this process through the following activities:
- Assessment of the 2019 national consultation (Lomé policy hackathon) and African benchmarking of start-ups regulatory frameworks,
- Assessment of the laws and reforms related to the promotion of entrepreneurship and start-ups in Togo,
- Technical assistance throughout the process of developing an advocacy paper calling for public-private concertation on digital economy reforms and the creation of a Start-Up Act.