Assessing the impact of the OHADA Investment Climate Advisory Program

In association with Economisti Associati, ECOPA is leading the evaluation of the World Bank’s investment climate advisory services to the OHADA zone. This includes the use of the Synthetic Control Method for isolating the impact of the program on key impact indicators such as job creation, investment and business registration. For the World Bank (2017).

Guidelines for preparation of costs and benefits assessments of investment projects in Morocco

ECOPA carried out a review of the investment climate with a focus on business registration and investment incentives. This included the preparation of a manual for costs and benefits assessments of investment projects submitted to the National Investment Commission. Activities included: A cost/benefit analysis of the portfolio of approved investment projects, where costs were the […]

Promoting a favorable fiscal environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Senegal

In two successive missions, ECOPA was commissioned by the ILO in Senegal to review the investment climate of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) on (i) business taxation and (ii) business registration (including management of the Registre du Commerce et du Crédit Mobilier). Recommendations were produced on tax regime simplification for SMEs and RCCM improvements. For the […]

Improving micro-enterprise taxation in the OHADA region

ECOPA was commissioned by IFC to review the implementation of OHADA’s “Entreprenant” regime. The assignment included a review of the current implementation status of the regime, with in-depth case studies on 3 countries. The analysis covered three major issues: Business Registration, Access to Finance and Taxation, with recommendations on each of these aspects, with the […]

SME development in Haiti

ECOPA assisted the ILO in designing an assistance program for SME development in Haiti. This project covered the analysis of the institutional and regulatory framework in the specific context of the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. Special attention was paid to employment and revenue generation in micro enterprises, particularly in the construction sector — […]

Cost-benefit analysis of investment incentives in Tunisia

ECOPA carried out the preparation and analysis of an exhaustive micro database on tax and financial investment incentives and related employment & investment over the last 10 years. Macro-level data on impact indicators (employment and investments) was mapped with micro-level data from a survey data from 139 Tunisian SMEs to provide a cost-benefit analysis for […]

National Strategy for the Development of the Industrial Sector

ECOPA led this 7-person World Bank-funded assignment on the development of an Industrial Strategy for Cape Verde. The analysis covered: (i) human capital and technological attainment; (ii) subsectoral competitive advantages in agro-industry, textile and clothing, leather and building materials and potential for inclusion into global value chains and attraction of foreign investment in those sectors; […]