Investment promotion is part of Burundi’s development strategy to stimulate economic growth. However, there are obstacles to the implementation of laws and regulations, economic or industrial strategies that could further facilitate the business climate.
International Economics, through Africa RISE programme, is leading this capacity building support to the Burundi Development Agency (ADB), which aims to foster private sector development and advance the implementation of reforms to improve the business climate in Burundi.
The team undertook a diagnostic analysis of the business climate in Burundi and proposed strategic changes, which will have to be put in place. The methodology consisted of a participatory approach with a series of interviews and workshops to encourage all relevant stakeholders to discuss business climate issues and to propose practical and feasible recommendations.