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Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (Apr 2014 – Dec 2022)

By |20th June 2022|

The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is a US$ 22 million competitive, transparent mechanism that provides grant finance for innovative projects proposed by the private sector in Malawi’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme and UK Aid, IFAD through the PRIDE programme, and the Federal Republic of Germany through KFW, […]

Africa RISE (Reform for Investment & Sustainable Economies Facility) (Jan 2021 – Dec 2024)

By |20th June 2022|

Africa RISE is a EUR 12.7 million technical assistance facility funded by the European Union, which aims is to promote business development and improve the investment climate in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, in support of inclusive and sustainable growth, job creation and decent work.

This technical facility covers 25 countries in Eastern […]

Botswana DRC Market Entry and Warehouse Feasibility Study (Aug 2021 – Apr 2022)

By |10th June 2022|

The DRC is the 15th largest importer in Africa, making it an important potential market for any country actively pursuing export-led growth.

Through the EU Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) programme, Imani Development and consortium partners have been working closely with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre to develop a market entry strategy […]

Feasibility study for setting up a commercially viable Wool Testing Laboratory in Lesotho (May – Dec 2021)

By |16th December 2021|


Imani Development is part of a consortium of partners delivering the Africa Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies (RISE) programme. The 12.7 million Euro technical assistance facility is aimed at assisting private and public sector organisations at national and regional level to, support job creation, strengthen financial access for MSMEs, and upgrade value chains to […]

Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund (Aug 2020 – June 2021)

By |22nd October 2021|

Emerging from an existing partnership between Mondelēz International and Fairtrade under the Climate Change and Organisational Strengthening Programme, the Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund was funded by the Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF). This was a rapid COVID-19 response fund set up by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and managed by Mott MacDonald […]

eSwatini Trade Information Portal (Feb 2020 – Oct 2020)

By |13th September 2021|

The Government of Eswatini, through the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade (and supported by the WB and IFC), launched the Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP).

The ETIP will make all regulatory trade related information and other information easily available on a single platform (website). The uploaded information will include trade regulations and procedures, laws, administrative […]

Development of the Statutes and a Resource Mobilisation Plan and Initiative for the AfCFTA Adjustment Facility (2020 – 2021)

By |13th September 2021|

The AfCFTA is an important step towards rationalizing Africa’s regional trade arrangements to deepen economic integration and draw on economies of scale and development of regional value chains to accelerate the process of structural transformation and diversification of African economies.

While it is widely accepted that gains from trade integration are overwhelming, it is also recognized […]

Assessment of Emerging Trade & Investment Opportunities to Boost Export-Led Industrialisation in East and Southern Africa (2020 – 2021)

By |13th September 2021|

Recent shifts in the industrialised countries have resulted in changing production systems and patterns that have seen investments and jobs in the manufacturing sector move to emerging manufacturing hubs such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia in Asia. Chinese competitive advantage in manufacturing is now eroding, as her industrial labour costs are skyrocketing and newly imposed […]

Mid-Term Review of the Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan II (2020 – 2021)

By |13th September 2021|

The Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan II (NSDP II) aims to transform Lesotho from a consumer-based economy to a producer and export-driven economy. It will serve as the blueprint for all development efforts over the next five years, and will implement the SDGs, the African Union Agenda 2063 Goals, the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan […]

SME Export Capacity Building to Develop Nigeria-UK Business Linkages in Goods and Services (2019-2020)

By |22nd October 2020|

The FCO’s Global Trade Programme aims to reduce poverty and achieve economic growth through an increase in competitive SMEs (including women owned SMEs) which are able to trade internationally, including with the UK, contributing to economic and export base diversification, higher economic growth and job creation.

The access of Nigerian exporters to the UK market is […]