To fill this gap, the SADC Secretariat and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), conducted a research and dialogue project on the most important business constraints for the SADC region. SAIIA implemented this project, which involved the following steps:
- Identification of top 10 business constraints identified in the SADC region based on a sample of business and investment climate surveys over the last years.
- Conducting 45 firm-level case studies on specific firms operating in the SADC region that are experiencing one or several of the identified constraints.
- Conducting Public Private Partnerships (PPP) case studies, to explore the difficulties experienced by the private sector in SADC.
- Developing a second set of barriers case studies on each of the business constraints in the SADC region.