Business Environment

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Accelerated Microenterprise Advancement Project (AMAP) (2008)
This project (2003-2008) seeks to advance USAID's micro-enterprise learning agenda to improve the design and implementation of micro-enterprise programs around the world. It aims to increase incomes in poor communities and promote economic growth by improving...

Access of the poor to agricultural services; The role of farmers' organizations in social inclusion (2007)
Farmers' organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa play an important role in providing services to their members. However, there is the risk that some organizations exclude individual farmers or groups from these services. This publication is targeted towards...

African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI)
AGCI, is a USAID US$ 200 million, 5-year initiative, which aims to promote export competitiveness of enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to expand trade and support African politicians in advancing trade-led economic growth. It is based on the African...

An overview of organic agriculture in the Pacific (2007)
Organic agriculture potentially offers considerable opportunities for Pacific island countries to cultivate and market high-value, low-volume crops that serve export niche markets. This study provides background information on the development of, and...

Benin: Cotton Sector Reform Project (2006)
This US$ 24.2 million World Bank-funded investment project (2002-2008) in Benin aims to facilitate the transition of the cotton activities of the National Company for Agricultural Promotion (SONAPRA) to private sector operation. The former public-run...

Building a competitive coffee industry in Tanzania
This brief summarizes Technoserve's technical assistance on coffee quality improvement, coffee finance, the establishment of buyer contracts and the creation of a producer organization (KILICAFE). Its approach also encompasses the analysis of coffee taxation...