What We Do

Access to Markets

The African Partner Pool (APP) brings businesses together. It connects companies across sectors with the local business partners they need to get the job done.

Companies operating in Africa need local suppliers to work effectively. But local SMEs often struggle to make themselves visible to these companies. The APP directory allows African businesses to promote the products and services they can deliver and the standards they can deliver to. This makes it easier for big companies to find the right suppliers.

The APP is a community where buyers and suppliers across Africa can engage one another, discover new opportunities and grow their business.

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Access to Skills

Our capacity building programmes support SMEs through one-on-one consultancy, mentorship and coaching opportunities. We equip SMEs with business skills required to meet tender requirements and quality standards of large corporates; ultimately integrating them into their supply chains.

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Access to Finance

IIA’s ‘Access to Finance’ pillar plays a crucial role in helping APP registered SMEs put in place the necessary structures that will make them less risky and bankable for banks to advance loans to them.

So far, millions USD of credit has been disbursed to SMEs through IIA’s banking partners.

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