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Since the launch of its activities in March 2010, a number of investors have been facilitated to access the IPA services and incentives, pursuant to the Investment Code. So far, IPA has registered 5000 companies, among which 436 have applied for incentives in line with the investment Code. 

About 68 % out of the 436 have obtained the certificate of eligibility to the incentives and 32 % of the companies which had applied did not qualify for the grant of the incentives.  Reasons for not qualifying include: Some investors withdrew their application files, others could not implement their investment projects, other files were still under process. 
 

 

Table 1: Number of companies registered and projected jobs

 

2013

2014

 

Registered companies

Projected jobs

Registered  companies

Projected jobs

January

164

2302

251

3217

February

158

2023

162

1677

March

181

2201

154

1260

April

206

960

182

1844

May

155

2572

169

1070

June

180

1653

191

2367

July

185

1607

199

1760

August

140

1245

187

1934

September

162

1047

182

2200

October

177

1067

182

9641

November

153

1299

169

2019

December

169

1763

156

1737

Total

2030

19739

2184

30726

Source: IPA’s one-stop shop for company registration database

 

 

 

Table 2: Number of companies registered and   projected jobs

 

Single member company

Company of people with Limited liability

Limited   liability Companies

Cooperatives

Joint Enterprises

Branches

 

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2014

2014

January

78

122

68

70

11

24

7

35

 

 

February

75

71

63

59

16

13

4

19

 

 

March

86

74

76

55

13

9

6

16

 

 

April

93

93

91

58

15

12

7

19

 

 

May

67

75

61

66

13

12

14

16

 

 

June

76

84

68

77

27

11

9

19

 

 

July

85

102

71

66

23

15

6

16

 

 

August

70

86

47

64

14

19

9

18

 

 

September

76

96

60

56

22

15

4

14

1

 

October

79

86

71

65

8

13

19

17

1

 

November

80

77

56

51

11

12

6

29

 

 

December

74

71

59

54

13

12

23

16

0

3

Total

939

1037

791

741

186

167

114

234

2

3

Source: IPA’s one-stop shop for company registration database

 

 

Table 3: Projected jobs in new companies  classified by their legal nature

 

Single member company

Company of people with Limited liability

Limited   liability Companies

Cooperatives

Joint Enterprises

Branches

 

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2013

2014

2014

2014

January

1050

594

646

631

54

238

552

1754

 

 

February

314

646

515

226

914

436

280

369

 

 

March

696

268

1263

459

38

239

204

294

 

 

April

347

374

483

815

78

291

52

364

 

 

May

263

273

1579

464

85

147

645

186

 

 

June

708

452

622

468

181

1229

142

218

 

 

July

371

817

691

500

530

216

15

227

 

 

August

537

549

550

578

116

177

42

630

 

 

September

347

864

406

1029

221

175

73

125

7

 

October

629

8002

323

418

23

212

92

509

500

 

November

434

730

541

605

209

284

115

400

 

 

December

303

475

490

772

136

311

834

170

0

9

Total

5999

14044

8109

6965

2585

3955

3046

5246

507

9

Source: Database of the Single Window for the Creation of Societies in the API

 

 

Table 4: Private investment trend

Year

Projects granted incentives

Nominal value of the estimated investment in BIF

Projected jobs

2010

81

211 476 044 450

4053

2011

73

250 697 974 733

3720

2012

51

196 169 682 980

2164

2013

61

262 430 292 699

3634

2014

29

263 997 793 290

1763

TOTAL

295

1 184 771 788 152

15334

Source: API Database

 

 

 

Number of projects

Projected investments in BIF

Period

BURUNDI

EAC without Burundi

Outside EAC

BURUNDI

EAC without Burundi

Outside EAC

2010

58

6

17

   112 267 434 565  

       45 457 168 233  

       53 751 441 652  

2011

55

4

13

     73 198 572 692  

       24 057 943 090  

     153 441 458 951  

2012

29

7

15

     75 749 097 254  

         6 019 710 088  

     109 400 875 638  

2013

42

9

10

   166 663 567 239  

       38 381 868 094  

       57 184 857 366  

2014

19

2

8

     23 103 461 585  

         3 341 369 600  

     237 552 962 105  

Total

203

28

63

   450 982 133 335  

     117 258 059 105  

     611 331 595 712  

Source: API Database

 

Table 6: Sectorial distribution of the projects to which incentives have been granted

 

Number of projects

Projected investments in BIF

Sectors

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Agro-Business

6

9

2

2

9

39 446 919 362

23 698 670 374

25 837 624 779

4 936 501 500

14 025 562 769

General trade

1

1

1

5

3

3 006 698 190

3 874 380 000

1 088 495 000

23 844 224 830

6 958 468 000

Construction building

5

5

1

3

3

8 137 395 047

4 755 447 761

1 332 739 973

40 950 747 893

16 441 486 793

Finances

1

0

0

4

0

2 125 470 055

0

0

39 633 234 742

0

Industry

19

11

19

22

5

52 557 911 807

101 738 967 828

22 405 554 189

99 486 274 211

4 767 024 986

Mines

1

2

0

2

1

997 319 781

2 917 826 175

0

16 527 812 500

1 435 880 000

NICT

4

4

3

0

1

39 626 392 865

13 158 607 874

89 301 623 207

0

209 250 000 000

Providers

8

0

0

1

0

5 839 536 828

0

0

706 747 000

0

Miscellaneous services

3

6

4

11

0

2 657 300 000

20 393 724 742

10 143 624 385

14 296 347 015

0

Tourism

33

32

18

9

3

53 818 347 171

73 286 815 456

29 863 145 581

14 622 934 212

2 178 726 070

Education

0

1

0

0

1

0

794 208 900

0

0

1 367 767 400

Health

0

1

2

2

0

0

5 552 799 623

4 613 095 866

7 425 468 796

0

Truck transport

0

1

0

0

3

0

526 526 000

0

0

7   572 778 000

Air transport

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

6 583 780 000

0

0

Source: API Database

 

Working at the IPA

The staff is recruited in accordance with the decree establishing the IPA. The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by Decree for a renewable period of 4 years. The heads of the Departments are recruited on competition. The profile of the candidates and the selection criteria are fixed by the Board of directors of IPA.  This procedure also applies for the recruitment of chiefs of the units.  Senior officers and the collaboration agents are also recruited on competition. The competition entails written tests as well as interviews and have to prove a work experience in their fields of at least 3 years. The staff of IPA mainly consists of economists or staff with management background, engineers and legal officers. The level of required statutory is bachelor degree and above.

Occasionally, IPA can resort to consultancy services in different fields: economy, law, communication, computing, translation, video-documentary, photography, etc.

In that case, IPA recruits a specialized consultant or a cabinet generally through procurement   procedures.

Vacancies are advertised to interested candidates for competition.  All the qualified people, without discrimination are invited to apply for available jobs at IPA.

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