European Commission, BizClim Programme Cross-Border Investments
Overview: Horwath HTL were chosen by the European Commission to design and create a programme that would allow them to track the scale and effectiveness of hospitality investments. This information would subsequently contribute to the creation of a new body, with a specific remit to focus on these investments.
Scope of Work: The initial brief was to design a system to monitor and evaluate regional cross-border investments being made in the tourism sector. The information in a specific format was required for presentations being made at regional dissemination seminars for stakeholders from the public and private sectors. This project included a number of studies being made in several areas. Firstly an inventory of major studies was made, followed by an analysis of cross-border investment flows, the identification of the major incentives and constraints to the development of these investments.
In order to analyse the data and present it in a way that could be easily shared, Horwath HTL designed a dash-board for monitoring and evaluation of the regional cross-border investments. This led to the creation of a Cross-Border Investment Observatory within the COMESA Regional Investment Agency, the drafting of an action plan and regular stakeholder presentations.