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Walmart and USAID: The Evolution of a Global Cross-Sector Partnership

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Walmart and USAID: The Evolution of a Global Cross-Sector Partnership

by WDI Publishing

This case explores the evolution of the cross-sector relationship between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2000-2015. It focuses on partnerships that sought to build the capacity of smallholder farmers in the developing world. The case explores the ways in which this collaboration came about, how it was supported by the partners, and the level of success achieved as measured by the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Walmart Foundation, and USAID. The case dilemma is to identify learnings drawn from these partnerships and determine how they can be applied to a more ambitious approach to collaboration.

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Shaping Inclusive Markets

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Shaping Inclusive Markets:
How Funders and Intermediaries can Help Markets Move toward Greater Economic Inclusion

by FSG

Truly inclusive markets lead to expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, we analyzed historical cases where such inclusive transformations actually occurred in order to understand the ways in which they were achieved. Using these insights, we offer practical recommendations for funders and intermediaries seeking to enable more of these shifts in the future.

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#ClosingTheGap Guinea: Key Challenges for the Missing Middle

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#ClosingTheGap Guinea: Key Challenges for the Missing Middle

by Triple Jump

This report presents the results of a study conducted on behalf of the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF). The study was commissioned to get a better understanding of the ‘missing middle’ in francophone West Africa, of which Guinea is one of the focus countries. The report describes the main factors that hamper growth of SMEs in Guinea and limit their access to growth finance, and suggests possible actions to increase their access to funding.

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Increasing Social Mobility through Innovation: A short study of the Mexican innovation Hub iLab

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Increasing Social Mobility through Innovation:
A short study of the Mexican innovation Hub iLab

by HUB iLab, Mexico

The aim of this work is to provide insight on the rise of social mobility in Mexico, based on a
case study of iLab. Considering a long-term study including the comparison with other
similar-vision organisations in Mexico however is inevitable to present a detailed and reliable
outcome on a wider perspective.

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i2i Industry Insights Brief: E-Commerce

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 3, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

i2i Industry Insights Brief:
E-Commerce

by Invest2Innovate

While much of Invest2Innovate’s work has been hands-on with local entrepreneurs in Pakistan, i2i has been working with a number of other stakeholders to make the Pakistani entrepreneurship ecosystem more robust and enabling to businesses and investors. This Industry Insights brief is our first attempt to provide an intensive deep-dive into Pakistan’s ecosystem – in this case the growing e-commerce industry. 

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TAF Impact Report

Posted By Administration, Aspen Institute, Thursday, August 3, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

TAF Impact Report:

by Technical Assistance Facility

As Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), implemented by TechnoServe, enters its fifth year, this report reflects on the progress of 42 projects implemented to date through technical assistance to 10 African Agriculture Fund (AAF) portfolio companies. The report presents case studies and thematic findings to guide investors and development partners who seek to build inclusive agri- businesses in Africa. 

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Landscape Study of Accelerators and Incubators in Brazil

Posted By Administration, Saturday, July 15, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This study, produced in partnership with ANDE Brazil and ICE, uses the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative’s Global Accelerator Survey data in combination with interviews of accelerators and incubators in Brazil.  The report describes the profile of acceleration and incubation programs, highlights accelerators with an impact focus, and compares accelerators in Brazil with the rest of the world.

This report is available in English and Portuguese on the GALI website.

 

Tags:  2017  accelerators  ANDE publication  GALI 

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The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A Strategy for Global Leadership 2017

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa:
A Strategy for Global Leadership 2017

by The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute 

A prioritized strategy for action that assists investors, stakeholders, and policy actors in directing their resources towards generating the greatest impact for entrepreneurs in South Africa. 

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Impact Measurement: In the Healthcare Sectore

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Voices that count:
The Inclusive Business Scan

by Global Impact Investing Network; UKaid

The Inclusive Business Scan is a SenseMaker®-based approach to gain insights into inclusive business principles within a smallholder supply chain. By collecting the experiences of many smallholder farmers on the inclusivity of a supply chain, self-interpreted at the point of origin, the Inclusive Business Scan offers a practical tool for organising real-time feedback from smallholder farmers in formal markets.

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2017 Africa Sustainability Study: ESG, Job Creation and Job Quality

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 Africa Sustainability Study:
ESG, Job Creation and Job Quality

by African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

In this edition, Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) assesses private equity’s contribution to and implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, job creation and job quality improvements in Africa. 

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