For Rwanda, Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, which was released on October 29, 2013, brought good news. The country ranks 32nd out of 189 (from 52 last year) in the ease of doing business, second i
After abolishing a century-old alvarás business licensing regime, Sao Tome and Principe was recognized by the Doing Business report in 2012 as one of the world’s fastest improving business environments.
IFC is supporting private sector development in sub-Saharan Africa with innovative investments and advisory services programs. Our work helps simplify business procedures, attract investment, create jobs, and stimulate growth. We support health, education, agriculture and infrastructure projects and help economies recover from conflict. Our strategy is built on three pillars:
IFC's investments in Sub-Saharan Africa have never been stronger, helping to bring tangible benefits to millions of people across the region. It also underscores its commitment to the region's private sector development...