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IBEP Peer-to-Peer Learning Event

March 12-14, 2019

Johannesburg

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On March 12-14, 2019, the Improving Business Environment for Prosperity peer-to-peer learning event brought to Johannesburg, South Africa, more than 70 representatives from governments from eight countries, WBG staff members and UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials to discuss investment climate reform efforts.

  • The peer-to-peer learning fostered learning by sharing reform experiences, challenges and best practices in the core thematic areas of the IBEP program: business regulation, investment policy and promotion, and markets and competition policy. In addition, it explored ways to increase the inclusion of gender-informed and gender-targeted initiatives in the IBEP country programs.

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    The event provided the opportunity for government officials to share and acquire knowledge, and to discuss solutions for increased economic empowerment of women through investment climate reforms. Participants were provided with specific tools to operationalize the inclusion of gender elements in their respective country programs.  Specific sessions addressed topics such as:

    • Best practices in investment incentives design and administration;
    • Experiences with establishing regulatory oversight bodies;
    • Effectively open specific national and subnational markets to competition;
    • Making Business Environment Reforms Work for Women;
    • Solutions for Gender-Focused Reforms.

    The next peer-to-peer learning event is planned for 2020.

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IBEP P2P LEARNING EVENT

  • WHERE: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
  • WHEN: March 12-14, 2019