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  1. A Background Analysis on Transparency and Traceability in the Garment Value Chain - 26/09/2017

    Transparency and traceability are common expressions as businesses talk about what they do. But what do they mean in practice in the context of the global garment industry? How much do companies know about those supply chains and the products they sell (traceability)? And how much are they willing to tell consumers and others about the risks and problems they face (transparency)?The Study on...
  2. EU delivers on its innovate External Investment Plan to boost investments in Africa with projects worth almost €100 million - 19/09/2017

    The European Commission has announced projects which will directly contribute to the objectives of the future External Investment Plan (EIP). As part of the Pan-African Programme, the Commission allocated this year close to €100 million for a series of in ...

  3. Global Donor Platform for Rural Development – GDPRD - 30/08/2017

    The GDPRD is a network of 38 organisations in which members share knowledge and provide guidance to decision-makers for the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural development.

    rural development, sustainable agriculture, Donors, aid effectiveness

  4. Basic business training boosts community entrepreneurship - 25/08/2017

    Under the umbrella of a large sugar cane project in rural Swaziland, the Basic Business Training programme targets small entrepreneurs. The main objective is to increase entrepreneurship in rural communities; existing businesses as well as start-ups. On t ...

    Swaziland, business training, local entrepreneurships, small businesses

  5. Private Sector Support Programme- Risk Capital Facility - 01/08/2017

    The RCF Programme supports persons active within the small and medium enterprise sector in South Africa through providing risk finance (equity and quasi-equity), and business support services.

    SME, investment, Risk Capital, Employment Creation

  6. Private sector development programme in Botswana - 27/07/2017

    With the private sector development programme, the EU is supporting the development and implementation of the Botswana Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS) and the Economic Diversification Drive (EDD). The programme intends to build capacities of in ...

    private sector, SME, EPA, trade

  7. Trade Related Facility (TRF) for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) - 27/07/2017

    The SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF) is an innovative programme to strengthen implementation of existing regional trade agreements at the national level. Through the programme, 12 participating countries in the SADC region will receive financial support ...

    regional integration, SADC, trade, EPA

  8. Southern African Development Community- Regional Economic Integration Support (REIS) - 21/07/2017

    The overall objective of the programme is to promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the SADC Region. The programme's activities are aligned to the SADC Trade Protocol, the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment and the SADC-EU ...

    Botswana, intégration régionale, Beef, EPAs

  9. Private Sector Support Programme phase 2-Risk Capital Facility 2 - 14/07/2017

    The programme aims to provide employment opportunities to historically disadvantaged persons (HDPs) active within the small and medium enterprise sector through providing support to: the Risk Capital Facility (RCF) EU total programme cost: € 88 million in ...

    private sector, risk capital facility, South Africa