Created in 2009 when the government brought its investment and export promotion teams to form a single agency, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is the only stop investors need to make to carry out formalities and obtain sales licenses and investment certificates in Rwanda. RDB also guides and provides documentation on relevant legislation, sector-based policies, government incentives, trends and investment opportunities, and other necessary procedures that would interest any potential investor. Rwanda is ranked high on the Global Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, and on the World Bank’s Doing Business report for successfully implementing reforms that have improved the investment and business environment. The RDB is central to these achievements through its valuable input, which has led to improved policies, laws, procedures and institutions. RDB’s scope of work involves the development of a vibrant private sector and addressing the needs of all investors, which the government of Rwanda believes is key to achieving its development goals. The regular high-level discussions with the private sector that RDB facilitates have resulted to favourable reforms, for instance, companies can now register businesses within a day for under $80. RDB is built with global expertise, and is modelled on international best practice examples of Singapore and Costa Rica. It has advisory and hands-on support from global entrepreneurs and experts from Singapore Development Board and the World Bank.
ZIA is an institution born out of the merger of the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) and the Zimbabwe Investment Centre (ZIC). This was done to create a one-stop investment shop for quicker and easier facilitation of investment. The main activities of the ZIA include: Planning and implementing investment promotion strategies for the purpose of encouraging investment by domestic and foreign investors Facilitating and processing investment applications for approval Identifying sectors of the economy with potential for investment for the purpose of attracting domestic and foreign investors Promoting the decentralisation of investment activities in accordance with the development policy of the Government Promoting and coordinate investment activities in enterprises or sectors of the economy which are of strategic importance to national development
GIPC is the one-stop agency that facilitates and supports local and foreign investors in both the manufacturing and services sectors as they seek more value-creating operations, higher sustainable returns and new business opportunities. The GIPC coordinates and monitors all investment activities falling under Act 478 and assists both domestic and foreign investors in: Initiating and supporting measures that will enhance the investment climate in the country for both Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian companies. Promoting investments in and outside Ghana through effective promotion. Collecting, collating, analysing and disseminating information about investment opportunities and sources of investment capital, and advising on the availability, choice or suitability of partners in joint-venture projects; Registering and keeping records of all enterprises to which this Act is applicable. Identifying specific projects and inviting interested investors for participation in those projects initiating, organising and participating in promotional activities such as exhibitions, conferences and seminars for the stimulation of investments. Maintaining a liaison between investors and ministries, government departments and agencies, institutional lenders and other authorities concerned with investments. Providing and disseminating up-to-date information on incentives available to investors. Assisting investors by providing support services including assistance with permits required for the establishment and operation of enterprises. Evaluating the impact of the Centre on investments in the country and recommending appropriate changes where necessary. Registering and keeping records of all technology-transfer agreements relating to investments under this Act. Performing such other functions as are incidental to the attainment of the objectives of this Act.
SLIEPA assists companies planning to establish or expand business operations in Sierra Leone and offers free advice to help them further their business activities. SLIEPA can facilitate all aspects of business registration, connect businesses with local partners, and share sector information that is relevant to the decision-making process. SLIEPA further provides information on incentives and how to apply for and receive them. SLIEPA assists exporters in developing plans for entering or expanding business into foreign markets, provides marketing advisory services, advocates on your behalf to the Government, and assists in identifying opportunities for appropriate technical assistance from regional and international organisations. SLIEPA staff are divided into Investment Promotion and Export Development divisions to provide customized advice and services. Special attention is given to assisting investors: • Investing in the agriculture sector • Investing in the tourism sector • Investing in the marine resources sector • Diversifying exports • Identifying markets for exports • Planning increased value addition to products • Developing partnerships between exporters and government.
GIEPA is an autonomous public organisation with its own board of directors, which includes three members from the private sector. As the investment promotion body of the country it is also the implementing agency of the World Bank / Gambia Government funded Gateway Project. GIEPA's export services include: Facilitation of public-private sector dialogue for business and export development Promotion of business development initiatives through consultative engagements of the private sector Facilitation of export development through provision of export services and assisting companies with export potential to export ready status Provision of research and development support Promotion of local businesses during external marketing campaigns The agency's main role is to provide all the necessary information and assistance required by foreign investors at the initial stage of establishment and thereafter, to ensure the smooth functioning and sustainability of such business ventures in Gambia. In appraising investment projects, the agency works closely with all relevant government ministries and institutions. GIEPA also serves as the link between investors and all state agencies.
The agency aims to foster the sustainable growth and development of the Mpumalanga economy by attracting investment to the province, facilitating investment in the province and maximising the development impact of investment in the province. MEGA is an expert on the economy of Mpumalanga and the investment opportunities it offers. It uses its knowledge of the province and alliances with strategic partners to package investment opportunities that have the highest probability of success and is able to provide support to both local and international investors. MEGA offers a range of services relating to trade promotion, investment, funding and property management.
As Mauritius opens to the world, transforming itself into a globally competitive business platform, BOI has put at the disposal of the international business community a personalised range of services to attract international investments and talents to the country. BOI also aims at propelling inward and outward investment to new heights. With strong industry expertise and international exposures, BOI's team of multidisciplinary professionals is well-equipped to provide invaluable guidance for successful business launches and investment ventures in Mauritius. Over the years, BOI has developed a strong partnership with the private sector by constantly improving the business environment and the investment climate as well as encouraging innovation. Headquartered in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, BOI has strong links through our worldwide network of embassies and consulates to better service the needs of foreign investors. BOI is ever-determined to fulfil its mission of providing a unique experience for investors.
National Agency for Investment Promotion in DR Congo ( ANAPI) is based in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We operate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Investment promotion agencies sector...
Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (NCEDA) aspires to facilitate the generation of relevant economic development and planning, and the identification and facilitation of sustainable and viable projects that contribute towards economic growth and social development. In order to improve the future of the province, NCEDA urges donors to assist in bettering their province. NCEDA welcomes assistance in the upliftment of the province by means of donations into the economy. Focus NCEDA focuses on the following sectors: Agriculture, agri-processing and value-adding Mining Mineral beneficiation Tourism infrastructure Partners and commitment The Northern Cape Department of Tourism and the Northern Cape Economic Development Agency have formed strategic partnerships with the following to help the provincial tourism industry increase its contribution to the provincial economy: Northern Cape Tourism Authority: This institution is tasked with promoting the Northern Cape as a tourism destination. Local authorities: Local municipalities are NCEDA’s most valuable partners, as they not only possess assets that can be utilised for creating tourism-related infrastructure (greenfields and brownfields), but they can also contribute a lot to development via their Local Economic Development and Integrated Development Plans. Private sector: NCEDA is committed to working side by side with the private sector, and it recognises the important contribution to be made by investors and developers. The Northern Cape Provincial Government is prepared to contribute to the funding of feasibility studies for investment opportunities in focus areas. In addition, NCEDA would consider facilitating the funding, feasibility studies, environmental-impact assessments and implementation phases of development projects, depending on the merit of the proposal submitted. As a further sign of the Northern Cape Provincial Government’s commitment to growing and developing the provincial tourism industry, it has funded or co-funded the following valuable studies already completed: Development of a Tourism Master Plan for the development and promotion of tourism in the Northern Cape. Investigation into the economic impact of tourism on the Northern Cape economy (Northern Cape Tourism Satellite Account). Investigation of tourism-investment opportunities in the Northern Cape. Creation of a completely new brand for the Northern Cape as a tourism destination. Facilitation of a tourism-skills audit and skills-development plan. Analysis of tourism-training needs. Implementation of a tourismmentorship programme. Study of tourism road signage and the creation of tourism routes. Main services NCEDA offers its clients the following services: Focus on key projects with the creation of spin-off and knock-on effects. Identification, prioritisation, facilitation of planning and implementation of projects. Advice to potential business owners on their business proposals. Facilitation of funding for projects. Facilitation of partnerships. Preparation of financials for business owners. Linking potential role-players to follow-up opportunities. See also the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism for more opportunities to get involved in the Northern Cape.
Investment Promotion in Sub-Sahara Africa (IPSSA) is based in Geneva, Switzerland. We operate in Africa in the Investment promotion agencies sector...
Established in 1990 through the Export Processing Zone Act, the Export Processing Zones Authority of Kenya (EPZA) initiates, promotes and provides attractive investment opportunities for export-oriented business ventures located in the export processing zones. EPZA offers a range of attractive incentives to ensure low cost, smooth and fast set up of operations by investors. A one-stop-shop service at the EPZA facilitates the investment process. As a catalyst for investment and economic growth, the EPZA has conceived programmes and policies that provide an enabling environment for investors in order to take advantage of the numerous investment opportunities in Kenya. The authority has evolved to encompass more economic activities under the Special Economic Zones, which will replace EPZs. The SEZs will be knowledge-based parks that produce innovative ideas, create jobs and grow the economy The EPZA welcomes all export-oriented investments but is keen to develop projects and attract companies in identified, specific areas.
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