EAVCA is the representative organization for private equity and venture capital funds in East Africa, with a growing membership of private capital investors and advisors looking at the region for growth.
At the core of what we do is promote East Africa as a private capital destination, while ensuring a favorable environment for trade for the private capital sector. Our advantage is in being able to provide local access to our members, which is critical to their East Africa strategy.
IFC, A member of the World Bank Group, through its SME Ventures program, and the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice, in collaboration with the East Africa Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), virtually launched an Assessment Report on the Private Equity and Venture Capital regulatory ecosystem in Ethiopia on October 28, 2020.
The assessment was carried out over 2018/2019 to provide both an informative survey of Ethiopia’s venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) landscape and proposals on areas where the Ethiopian Government can achieve a demonstrable impact on the sector's development through legal, regulatory, and taxation policy. The study offers policymakers and regulators insights and analyses to help catalyze growth in Ethiopia’s venture capital and private equity (VCPE) market.