Cape-Verde - Private Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Programme (PSCLED) – Phase II (AFDB-P-CV-KA0-009)

  • Cape Verde
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Dec 12, 2019
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Republic of Cabo Verde
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 44.73 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 40
Converted using 2019-12-12 exchange rate.
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Apr 4, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed intervention concerns a EUR 20 million to the Republic of Cabo Verde to finance the Private Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Programme - Phase II (PSC-LED-II). PSC-LED-II is the second phase of a programme-based budget support operation covering fiscal years 2018 and 2019, with an overall financing of EUR 40 million. The first phase of PSC-LED implemented in 2018, was successful in supporting reform efforts to promote competitiveness and economic diversification as well as spatially inclusive growth and development. Key achievements of phase I include the strengthening of institutional capacity for competitiveness-enhancing policy-making, through the operationalisation of a competitiveness reforms coordination unit. PSC-LED II aims to consolidate the gains from phase I, by (i) supporting Cabo Verde's efforts to tackle critical challenges related to lack of productivity and economic diversification through reforms to improve overall competitiveness, while also (ii) seeking to set the basis for local economic development.

Like PSC-LED-I, the main objective of PSC-LED-II is to contribute to inclusive growth and economic diversification, with particular attention given to the domestic private sector and local actors given their potential contribution to the economy. This second phase pursues the same operational objectives as PSC-LED-I, namely: (i) Improved legal framework and systems for business competitiveness and investment, (ii) Skills development anchored in private sector needs, (iii) Improved factor efficiency in support of MSME development, (iv) Improved local government support for enterprise development, (v) Updated legislative framework for local economic development and decentralisation and (vi) Improved local economic development planning.

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