European Commission, BizClim Programme Cross-Border Investments

Key Service: Tourism & Leisure
Location: Europe
Product: Master Planning
Office: France & Ivory Coast

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.

Project Overview
The project included a number of studies being made in several areas. Fistly 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 lead 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.

Project Status
Assignment completed, currently under application

Project Location