European Commission launches second phase of programme to assist ACP countries in improving business climate (11/02/2011)

The European Commission has launched the second phase of its Business Climate (BizClim II) programme. The facility, which will continue the work of Phase I of the programme, aims to address the needs of ACP institutions at the macro level on regulatory issues affecting private companies.

The programme will also seek to:

  • Promote public-private dialogue providing assistance to governments and representatives of the business community.
  • Empower key stakeholders in undertaking business environment reforms and creating more favourable business and investment conditions.
  • Assist Regional Economic Communities in the design of programmes geared towards private sector development.
  • Stimulate the reflection and transfer of information among ACP partners through the organization of workshops and conferences on relevant topics.

Detailed information on the programme can be found on the BizClim II website http://acpbusinessclimate.org/