Our Mission

CIIP helps leverage large amounts of aid funding to support the creation of private sector employment by enabling and promoting firm-level competitiveness across industries. CIIP partners and the World Bank Group recognize the potential of competitive industries and innovation approaches to enhance country growth and employment

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Who We Are

The World Bank (IBRD and IDA) along with a number of development partners such as the European Union (EU), the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Secretariat (ACP), and the Governments of Austria, Switzerland and Norway (which joined CIIP in December 2014) recognize the potential of competitive industries

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What we do

The Program mobilizes global expertise, applies cutting-edge knowledge, and catalyzes investments in support of transformational projects and frontier knowledge initiatives.Strategic application of performance-based funding,rigorous monitoring and evaluation ensure that CIIP remains focused on results.

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Our Donors/Partners

In Focus

Rebuilding Tourism Competitiveness

Tourism response, recovery and resilience to the COVID-19 crisis

Competitiveness and Job Creation Pilot in Ethiopia

Small Enterprise Finance in Uganda

Georgia Competitiveness and Innovation Project

The CIIP grant cleared the path for a key private sector and financial sector Development Policy Operation (DPO). Georgia had withdrawn support for...

Increasing Productivity and Innovation in Kenya

The Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) is a US$50million lending project that aims to increase productivity and innovation in select...

Stakeholder Collaboration in the Nouadhibou Eco-Seafood Cluster for Jobs, Growth and Quality

Since 2016, a fisheries private sector strategy grounded in the heart of Mauritania’s fisheries sector – the Nouadhibou Free Zone – and supported by...

Building High-Growth Firms in Nigeria

The Government of Nigeria is pursuing economic diversification into non-oil sectors as a safeguard against commodity shocks and a critical path to...

Towards a Competitive and Export-Oriented Private Sector

The CIIP engagement in the Republic of North Macedonia contributed to increased competitiveness through several channels. The activities supported...