Day 1 Presentations

Highlights of 2015/16 and Handover, 3rd May 2016

The Theme of the Conference: Connecting the Dots; How Public Reforms Improve the Ease of Doing Business.

Dr. Peter Ngategize,
Chairman, EDBI Steering Committee, 2015/16.


Doing Business 2016


Cemile Hacibeyoglu
Frederic Meunier
World Bank Group


Moving Beyond the Traditional OSS Delivering Integrated G2B Services

Lessons from international experience

John R. Wille
Lead Private Sector Development Specialist
Trade and Competitiveness GP



Rwanda Online

RwandaOnline is required to invest and have ALL Government services online within a period of 5 Years

Mr. Clement Uwajeneza, CEO, Rwanda Online


Deepening Reforms at Grass-root Level: Devolution and e-Citizen Platform

Mozambique e-Citizen and e-Business Service Delivery Platform

Sergio Arnaldo Mapsanganhe


Registrar-General's Department - Mauritius

Presentation on Improving land administration, management and promoting data management and accuracy

Mrs Deviantee Sobarun



Registering Property Indicator

How has the Registering Property indicator changed over time?
What has been initially measured by the Registering Property indicator?

Frederic Meunier
World Bank Group


Using Credit Information to Support Enterprise Growth

Credit information and Enterprise Growth, Doing Business Indicators, Regulating Credit Reporting Activities, Technology and Credit Reporting

Ubong Awah
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, SSA


Getting Electricity: Enhancing Access and Efficiency

National Energy Focus, Kenya Power's Business Focus, Key Corporate Statistics, Power Supply Quality & Reliability, Enhanced Connectivity, Ease of Doing Business, GIS Project Overview

MD & CEO of Kenya Power
Dr. Ben Chumo




Acces A L'electricite Et Efficacite

N'GORAN Konan Norbert, Ing
Directeur de la Maîtrise de l'Energie et des Energies Renouvelables


Improving Land Administration and Management Kenya

Kenya embarked on an ambitious program of re-engineering its land registry business processes with a view of providing efficient and timely public service.

By Peter Kahuho
Secretary, Land Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development


IT Solutions in Supporting Rwanda Land Administration System

Set up of an Operational electronic Land Administration System

Deputy Registrar of Land Titles
Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA)



Day 2 Presentations

Reform DNA

A cocktail of leadership, championing and communications to achieve sustainable reforms

Moderator - Mr. Desmond Dodd
Panelists - Mr. Julius Korir, Amb. Mary Mubi, Mr. Joseph Muganda


Simplifying Tax Administration Procedures To Enhance Private Sector Growth And Competitiveness

Ms. Doris Akol
Commissioner General, Uganda Revenue Authority


Tax Adminstration Initiatives To Support The Ease Of Doing Business

Chansa Shambuluma
Director Domestic Taxes  (Small and Medium Taxpayers Office)
Zambia Revenue Authority



Simplifying Tax Administration to Enhance Private Sector Growth and Competitiveness

6th Corporate Plan/Vision 2018 Objectives relevant to increasing transparency and compliance through ICT measures

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)


Special Economic Zones: Lessons Learned, Implications for Regional Trade, Growth and Integration

What is the point of SEZ? Why focus on SEZ? Special Economic Zones Coverage? Do they work? What separates success from failure?

By Sarah Ruth Ochieng
Regional Lead, Special Economic Zones, World Bank Group


Day 3 Presentations

Highlights from Reform Journey Experiences from Sub Saharan Africa Region: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has implemented various reforms since Independence in 1980 to correct inherited colonial imbalances; The reforms were premised on the need to ensure equitable distribution of resources to all Zimbabweans;

by Amb. M. Mubi, Senior Principal Director
Office of the President and Cabinet, Zimbabwe


Réformes Pour Soutenir La Croissance Économique

Madame Christiane DUNCAN
Conseiller Spécial du Ministre auprès du Premier Ministre
Chargé de l'Economie et des Finances
Republique de Cote D'Ivoire


The Business Registry Reform Journey: Going to the Next Level

URSB services include Business Registration; Civil Registration; Official receiver and liquidator; and Registration of Intellectual Property Rights, collection of Non Tax Revenue (NTR) and all these services are supported by respective legal and regulatory framework.

Mercy K. Kainobwisho
Director Business Registration, URSB - Uganda Registration Services Bureau



Zambia Reform Journey

The doing business report has been a good starting point for Zambia to undertake an assessment of its business environment. The doing business report has been an excellent diagnosis and benchmarking tool.

Private Sector Development, Industrialization and Job Creation


Stepping Out of Fragility

Since the civil war in 1991, Somalia political and economic landscape has experienced several incremental changes. Somalia is a country in transitioning from more than two decades of civil strife and an absence of centralized government.

A Presentation by the Federal Government of Somalia