Studying the Financial Structuring of Industrial Parks in sub-Saharan Africa

In 2018, Locus Economica was contracted, alongside PwC UK, by DFID's UK Aid to study the different terms and conditions of the financial structuring of industrial park deals in Africa. Jean-Paul helped produce a regional study for Invest Africa, UK Aid's initiative to promote FDI in manufacturing sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. The report, entitled "Planning, financing and managing industrial parks in sub-Saharan Africa," focused on identifying the best practices for the planning, structuring, specifications, financing, procurement and contracting, and managing and regulating industrial parks in sub-Saharan Africa. It provided 20 recommendations in these areas, drawing from a number of models and cases to enable policymakers to develop more successful industrial parks given their developmental objectives.

Clearing the Way for Industrial Development in Morocco through Legal and Regulatory Reforms

From 2000-2002, the Government of Morocco, with the partnership of USAID and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, commenced a pilot exercise to re-engineer government processes and reform its legal and regulatory environment relating to land access and private industrial park development.  Locus founder and CEO, Jean-Paul Gauthier served as Project Manager for the $1.5 million effort. ...