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Secondary Benefits Programs (SBPs)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Secondary Benefits Programs (SBPs):
Strengthening Supplier Resilience

by I-Dev International

In collaboration with Eileen Fisher and Indigenous Designs, two leading sustainable apparel companies, I-DEV developed a framework for creating Secondary Benefit Programs (SBPs) to strengthen emerging market supply chains. The report highlights findings from conversations with key players in the sustainable fashion industry– from farmers, herders, and artisans on the ground to end retailers in the US– and showcases two key case studies in the organic cotton and alpaca industry to demonstrate how SBPs can increase supplier resilience, loyalty and performance.

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#TIA: Tech In Africa (East)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#TIA: Tech In Africa (East):

by I-Dev International

In this report, I-DEV dives into East Africa’s burgeoning tech sector with insights from over 30 leading experts, including Safaricom, Savannah Fund, mi-Fone, Uber and more. This is the first release in the I-DEV Insights Series, focused on unfolding the latest market trends and innovations in frontier markets across the globe. Follow trending coverage on: #TIAeast. 

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Survey to Explore Growth Barriers Faced by Female Entrepreneurs in East Africa

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Survey to Explore Growth Barriers Faced by Female Entrepreneurs in East Africa:

by Graça Machel Trust; New Faces New Voices; Women in Media Network

This research is unique as it is one of few studies that looks at women entrepreneurs from a regional perspective, to assess similarities and differences in how women entrepreneurs are coping with financial and non-financial barriers to growth in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda respectively. The study also establishes how these women currently fund their businesses, explores attitudes to different types of financing to expand their enterprises and reveals the funding gaps and capacity building needs. Through the findings and insights gained, we want to contribute to unlocking a massive opportunity that will see a triple line impact and benefit to society overall. More women entrepreneurs will lead to increased visibility, broader access across sectors and an inspired younger female generation ready to emulate and build on the successes achieved.

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#LATAM DIGITAL: Tech in Latin America

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#LATAM DIGITAL: Tech in Latin America:

by I-Dev International

The second release in I-DEV’s Insights Series, this report explores Latin America’s growing digital economy and key opportunities to unlock further value across the continent– particularly in how people make payments, do business and access capital in countries including Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Follow trending coverage on Twitter at: #LATAMdigital. 

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Capturing Public Sector Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Capturing Public Sector Opportunities:
A Guide for Social Enterprises

by Devex; Skoll Foundation

This is a tremendously useful guide for social enterprises on working with international donors and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). Devex & Skoll Foundation have mapped leading public sector organisations and offer guidance on who's out there, who's open to working with social enterprises, where and how.

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Survey on Scaling Social Businesses In Emerging Economies

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Survey on Scaling Social Businesses In Emerging Economies:

by Yunus Social Business

What keeps social entrepreneurs in developing countries from growing their ventures? With insights from more than 120 interviews with early-stage social entrepreneurs in developing countries, we explore the common financial and non-financial obstacles they face in our newest survey.
A huge 'Thank You' to the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which has made this publication possible!

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insights from impact advisors & consultants 2017

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Insights from Impact Advisors & Consultants 2017:

by Toniic

This report highlights different approaches, perspectives, and business models of impact advisors and consultants, demonstrates the growing range of innovative impact products and services, and explores trends, challenges and successes faced by practitioners. It intends to inspire asset owners and managers as they embark on their own journey into impact.

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Social Investment Landscape in Asia

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Social Investment Landscape in Asia:

by Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Limited

The Social Investment Landscape in Asia will be an invaluable resource for funders and resource providers as they assess the opportunities and challenges for philanthropy and social investment in the region. It is designed to be a guide for both new social investors looking to enter the Asian market and existing social investors exploring cross-border or cross-sector opportunities within the region. 

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Mobile Phones & Behavior Change: Good Practices for mHealth Interventions

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Mobile Phones & Behavior Change:
Good Practices for mHealth Interventions

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

The learnings and best practices presented by members of the PIA Mobile Phones and Behavior Change Working Group informed the development of this guide and the group’s insights and examples have been incorporated throughout. With a focus on maternal and child health, this guide includes a list of good practices for organizations developing mHealth platforms and highlights key considerations for program design.

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Ready, Steady, Scale!

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Ready, Steady, Scale!

by D-Lab; BoP Innovation Center; Danone Communities

This document answers some of these questions through a practical self-assessment tool built from the collective knowledge of practitioners who have been engaged in scaling social businesses. It is a simple checklist that enables practitioners to quickly assess their organization’s readiness for scale and to clearly identify areas for improvement in four distinct areas: Social Impact, Financial Viability, Internal Capacity, and External Enablers.

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