In 2006, Locus Founder and CEO Jean-Paul Gauthier served as senior advisor on a World Bank project to review Madagascar's investment laws. At the time, Madagascar imposed serious barriers preventing foreign businesses from acquiring land and carrying out activities. After Jean-Paul's review, Madagascar introduced a new investment law in 2007 that provided a system for acquiring long-term leases on land and eased other barriers.
Furthermore, in 2008, Madagascar’s “Free Zone and Companies Law” created a framework for single-factory EPZ scheme. This scheme had licenced 200 free zone companies as of March 2019.