ACP

The CDE intervenes in the ACP countries, consisting of 6 great regions, geographically contrasted and economically heterogeneous :

Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific.

The CDE has regional offices in each of those regions. Each office is normally composed of a Head of Regional Office, a Project Officer, an Accountant and Administrative staff.

Resources

Document

  • Document (Brochure or presentation)
    The first issue of Kgodiso, the newsletter of Botswana Private Sector Development Programme is now available. The Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of Botswana was designed to provide a systematic and coherent framework to promote the development and growth of the private sector.  It has...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), is an institution of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) responsible for promoting and facilitating tourism growth and development in the region. RETOSA has published this handbook, with the CDE technical and financial...
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of information and communication technologies, i.e. facilitating SMEs' access to telecommunications and networks.
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of ecotourism, i.e. the promotion of sustainable economic activities around tourism, in full respect of the local population and the environment.
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of green energy, i.e. energy efficiency, implemented namely in the small-scale manufacturing industry (e.g. bakeries in Cameroon) and the hospitality sector (e.g. in the Caribbeans).
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of aquaculture, i.e. breeding and catching fishes and seafood (crabs, shrimps, etc.).
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE activities in the field of agroindustry, i.e. the production, crop and process of value-added agricultural products.
  • Document (Other)
    This poster illustrates CDE overall activities in support of the private sector in the ACP countries and regions, as well as the flows of exchange between EU and ACP investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Document (Other)
    Beyond its pivotal role as engine of development, the private sector can also directly intervene in development actions, in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for instance.  (document in French)
  • Document (Other)
    Operational Proposals and Suggestions of Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo, member of the General Confederation of Italian Industry - CONFINDUSTRIA, deals with business relations between Italy and African, Mediterranean and Middle East countries....
  • Document (Other)
    In view of attaining results which are concrete, operational and efficient, the essential preoccupations for the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) and its partners are to: enable European companies to once again become important and dynamic partners in ACP countries...
  • Document (Other)
    Comments and suggestions by the CDE on the EC Issue Paper are intended to be concrete and related to the relevant experience of the institution in supporting the ACP private sector for 37 years.
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Green energy, a key factor of costs and competitiveness of SMEs, features amongst CDE’s priority sectors of intervention. The Energy Efficiency Management Programme (EEMP), started by the CDE in 2007, aims as much at enhancing SMEs’ competitiveness by mainstreaming best practices in energy...
  • Document (Other)
    Issue Paper for consultations on the proposed Commission Communication “Strengthening the Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries”. The Commission intends to issue a Communication on the role of the private sector in and for development in...
  • Document (Brochure or presentation)
    This institutional 16-page brochure provides an overview of CDE's achievements in Central Africa, in terms of SMEs capacity-building, competitiveness enhancement and facilitation of access to markets. It also refers to the partnerships and support programmes, such as the Private Sector Development...
  • Document (Report)
    The "status quo not being an option", as pointed out by the Stakeholders' Conference on the CDE of January 2013, CDE Director ad interim sets out his vision of a transformed CDE in this discussion paper. Drawing lessons from a rich past of 36 years, analysing without any compromise the strengths...
  • Document (Brochure or presentation)
    A brief overview of CDI/CDE evolution, strengths and weaknesses, vision for a future architecture and new sources of funding.
  • Document (Brochure or presentation)
    CDE Powerpoint Presentation to the Green Growth Investment Workshop - The Way Forward An initiative of the Embassy of the OECS and the OECS Secretariat20-21 September 2012Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
  • Document (Brochure or presentation)
    Powerpoint presentation of CDE’s Programme of Support "Caribbean Fine Flavour Cocoa Industry Commercialisation" (CAR/0808/R03/FO). Implementation phase.
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The moringa leaf is a nutritionally rich, ecological and economical vegetable available in practically all tropical countries. It is therefore essential to develop the production and consumption of this "green superfood". Moringa leaves are an excellent, concentrated source of proteins, vitamins...
  • Document (Report)
    Among the key events of 2009 were the CDE’s restructuring with a view to reducing its operating costs, the consolidation of its strategy of support for the private sector and the annual meeting of its European Institutional Network (EIN) in October 2009, in Florence (Italy). In spite of the painful...
  • Document (Report)
    The sector programme approach remains the preferred mode of intervention by the CDE as it enables the identification and selection of activity domains with the highest potential for economic and social development in ACP countries. Essentially, the strategic aim and focus of the sector programme...
  • Document (Report)
    The Centre's activities in 2007 included implementation of the following programmes:• Competitiveness enhancement of SMEs/SMIs (West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean)• Improving the competitiveness of SMEs in the ecotourism sector (Southern Africa, East Africa, the Pacific and...
  • Document (Report)
    It is CDE’s thirtieth birthday but it has probably not yet reached full maturity. On the other hand it is certainly a stage at which it is reasonable to ask some basic questions about oneself and one’s future prospects. What can we do and do well, how has the environment changed, how can we...
  • Document (Report)
    The CDE made a critical self-appraisal in 2005 and then introduced significant changes designed to make it more effective in responding to the tasks entrusted to it under the CotonouAgreement and the expectations placed in it by the ACP private sector. Following a thorough, uncompromising review of...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Following fact-finding missions by the CDE to Ghana and Nigeria in 2002, it was discovered that the fired clay brick (FCB) and compressed earth block (CEB) sector, in both countries, has known a great improvement of its production and management capacities during the recent years, which has...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The arena of pharmaceutical products and medicinal plants offers many possibilities for ACP entrepreneurs. In fact, many private initiatives are already underway in this increasingly important sector. This manual is designed to assist existing and would be ACP producers of herbal extracts and...
  • Document (Report)
    I and the other members of the Board are satisfied with the work done by the Centre during the year. We took a number of decisions of fundamental importance to its future, and the staff responded by taking the necessary action. The Board welcomes the Centre’s implementation, in accordance with the...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The aim of this publication is to give a general overview of issues related to dimension stone exploitation. It will assist those people wishing to enter the stone business togain a better understanding of the features of this sector at international level and of the steps necessary to develop a...
  • Document (Report)
    In many respects 2003 was a busy year for EU/ACP relations, with the launch of regional negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements called for in the Cotonou Agreement. As we all know, the outcome of this process is going to have a lasting influence on the ACP countries’ trade and economic...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Aquafarming stations provide 20 to 25 % of the world production of sea shrimps. More than fifty countries, most of which in the tropical zones, are involved in this activity. The Asian continent alone accounts for more than 75 % of the shrimps marketed around the world, the rest being provided...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This technical guide is aimed at any wood industry entrepreneur in ACP countries, willing to acquire a multi-headed planer moulder for processing wood and eager to better understand its use. It provides an overview of the different models available on the market, explains their respective mode of...
  • Document (Report)
    The year 2002 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most significant in the life of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise. Having lent support to the private sector in ACP countries for 25 years under the Lomé Conventions, the Centre completed the reforms required to enable it to...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Timber drying is a CDE technical guide aimed at ACP professionals of the wood sector. It provides a comprehensive number of information on the best techniques for timber production.
  • Document (Report)
    2001 was a highly eventful year for the CDE. It has had to adapt to the new mandate the institution has inherited from the Cotonou Agreement whilst pressing on withits time-honoured activities focused on developing the private sector in the ACP states. The achievements described in this report...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This document is intended for all manufacturers, investors, production or maintenance directors, economists, etc., who intend to develop a new method of packaging fruit juices, uncarbonated fruit drinks, or non-alcoholic fruit drinks. The document explains the different possibilities for packaging...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Mining plays a vitally important role in many ACP economies. It acts as the backbone to economic development and is responsible for making a significant contribution to GDP and foreign exchange earnings. Currently, Africa has the fastest growing mineral exploration sectors in the world, and...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    In this text, the representations of the main machinery necessary for the process of manufacturing materials of burnt clay are virtual reality images of old equipment, but the principles are still applicable now because today’s manufacturing methods and processes are the same as those used in the...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This brochure aims to promote the development of the dairy industry in the ACP region. It follows several missions to evaluate this industry in the late 1990s at the initiative of the CDI/CDE in fifteen ACP countries, especially in East Africa and Southern Africa. It is mainly intended for company...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This technical guide is aimed at professionals of the aquaculture sector, fish farmers or investors. It provides information, ranging from breeding and management, to transport and distribution, through economic and legal aspects and feasibility study,  
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Raw earth has been used for the construction of buildings since the most ancient times, and the traditional housing that exists in many parts of our planet bears witness to this fact. Abandoned and forgotten with the advent of industrial building materials, particularly concrete and steel, it is...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Right up to the present day, stone has been an essential element for man in the development of his environment. Man has always used stone for building, starting with the simplest dry assembly of basalt pebbles. This guide provides information on minerals and rocks, the use made of them and the ways...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Who is this guide for? This guide is intended for: bakery professionals in ACP countries, who will find useful tools in it for rationalising and diversifying their businesses; promoters of bakery projects in ACP countries, who will find in it the necessary details for the design, organisation and...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    Setting up in ACP territories? Certainly. But where and in what kind of economic environment? This is a legitimate question, if one is envisaging investments in developing countries or negotiating an industrial cooperation agreement with a local partner. Because whether or not the expected profits...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The acquisition of equipment or of a small industrial facility may seem relatively simple for professional buyers who, in addition to their own skills, can rely upon logistic back-up ranging from a design office to that of a legal advisor or financial, transport departments, etc. For ACP operators...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The aim of this guide is to promote the development of intensive poultry farming and related activities in the Western Sahelian zone. It follows on from the first meetings for professionals in the poultry and livestock feed industries organised by the CDI/CDE in Senegal in November 1993. Intensive...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This technical handbook is designed as an orientation guide.  It aims to help entrepreneurs in ACP countries (Africa, the Caribbean islands and the Pacific) to carry out an initial study for a biomass briquetting project (agricultural, agro-industrial, forestry or wood industry residues). It...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    EU countries have the technology and industrial skills, which contribute to economic progress. One good way to transfer this expertise to ACP countries is through successful business partnerships. In such a partnership, an EU company and an ACP enterprise joint together in a long term relationship...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    As appropriate financing is a key requirement for investments in ACP countries, it was considered timely and useful to prepare this publication on financial resources and facilities for industrial projects in ACP countries. As a guide for ACP and EU investors, it aims to facilitate the...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The CDE is frequently involved in the financial evaluation of industrial projects and has developed a standardised programme for this purpose. It is a practical and highly efficient tool as well as a guarantee of sound methodology. The programme, called FINAN, offers a range of options: from...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    The market for sea products in the European Union offers enormous potential for producers in third countries. The EU constitutes the largest market and importing region in the world. The EU as a whole is open to an infinite range of raw and processed sea products. Live: large crustaceans (lobster...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This document is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the European Union (EU) and ACP countries.  It examines the resources available for North-South industrial cooperation in general and cooperation between the EU and the ACP States in particular, with the exception of...
  • Document (Technical guide)
    This study sets down the key elements in putting together paint projects in ACP countries, in partnership with EU paint manufacturers. It examines the pitfalls that sometimes hamper the successful transfer of technology to ACP countries, and sets out guidelines for ACP entrepreneurs wishing to go...

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  • Chad: support programme for agro-food industries in Central Africa - the Artine dairy unit
    Video
    The Artine dairy unit in Chad, whose objective is to control the provision of milk for its own production, has benefitted from a CDE assistance in the framework of the programme for improvement of competitiveness for agro-food enterprises in Central Africa. Following an awareness-raising phase...
  • Congo: support programme for agro-food industries in Central Africa - the Bayo dairy factory
    Video
    The Bayo dairy factory, located in the surroundings of Brazzaville, has benefitted from a programme of support to agro-food enterprises in Central Africa, led by the CDE. This programme aimed at improving the quality of production and access to markets. In this framework, the staff was trained and...
  • Cameroon: support to ten bakeries
    Video
    A pilot programme, aimed at improving the competitiveness of the bakery sector, was carried out by the CDE in Cameroon, upon the initiative of the Bakery Employers' Union of Cameroon (SPBC).  It has helped, on the one hand, to improve the quality and hygiene standards, in full respect of the new...
  • A new generation of entrepreneurs in Southern Africa
    Video
    What's the link between a small company producing leather bags, an entrepreneur transforming local fruit like marula into high value food products, a young female entrepreneur developing her own fashion line of clothes, a small business producing plastic bottles for table water, all in Botswana,...
  • Interview of Paul Frix by VoxAfrica TV (Focus)
    Video
    Interview of Mr Paul Frix, Director a.i. of the Centre for the Development of the Enterprise (CDE) - June 21, 2013 - © VoxAfrica TV
  • Madagascar : projet de congélation de crevettes par aspersion de saumure
    Video
    The CDE has supported the implementation of a process of shrimps freezing by brine sprinkling aboard trawlers. This project has been carried out by the company Réfrigépêche-Ouest, under the supervision of the Groupement des aquaculteurs et pêcheurs de crevettes de Madagascar (GAPCM), with the...
  • Paul Frix exchange views with the European Parliament Development Committee _10.02.14
    Video
    On February 10th, 2014, Mr. Paul Frix has presented to the Development Committee of the European Parliament the CDE, its main challenges and possible avenues for the future. Ms Véronique De Keyser, Socialist MEP, has called upon the CDE on its added value, on the one hand, and the European...
  • CDE/ONTM: Promotion du tourisme à Madagascar et formation des professionnels du secteur
    Video
    The Programme of support of the CDE to the national office of tourism of Madagascar (Office national du tourisme de Madagascar - ONTM), in 2012, consisted, on the one hand in a promotion and marketing campaign of tourism to Madagascar, on the other hand in strengthening the skills of the tourism...
  • ASSOCIATION DES FEMMES CHEFS D'ENTREPRISE - ASSOFE
    Video
    Strengthening the capacities of female entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the CDE, through tailor-made trainings and participation in thematic fairs. This project was implemented in partnership with the Association of female entrepreneurs (ASSOFE) of DRC. (Video in French).
  • Caribbean Chocolate Makers in Belgium
    Video
    A group of six chocolate manufacturers and chocolatiers from the Caribbean received advanced training in Belgium, in the framework of a CDE-supported project, on 4-10 September 2013. This course is part of the 3-year project "Caribbean Fine Flavour Cocoa Industry Commercialisation", managed by the...