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FIVE YEARS: ACCELERATING IMPACT. DRIVING CHANGE.

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

Five Years:
Accelerating Impact. Driving Change.

by Reach for Change

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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The Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Growth Landscape

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

The Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Growth Landscape:
Tanzania

by Argidius

The report includes a contextual overview of Tanzania, which helps to shed light on some of the challenges and opportunities for SME development and poverty alleviation. It then puts into perspective some of the key sectors that have been the focus of enterprise development activities. The report also includes an overview of key donor programs, as they can often stimulate SME-related activities and also provide a sense of where large-scale interventions in the SME landscape are occurring.

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A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment

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

A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment:

by United Nations Foundation; Exxon Mobile

This report summarizes the findings of 18 research efforts commissioned specifically for this project across four categories of employment – entrepreneurship, farming, wage employment and young women's employment. Some conducted new data analysis while others reviewed the existing evidence. The commissions analyzed effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the programs when this information was available. Some of the commissioned studies conducted new data analyses while others reviewed existing evidence – analyzing available evidence on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of programs. 

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E-Guide for Early Stage Global Impact Investing

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

 E-Guide for Early Stage Global Impact Investing:

by Toniic

This e-guide, which draws from members of the Toniic Network—a global impact investing network—as well as their peers, aims to help those with an interest in investing in early-stage impact enterprises see how this work is being done around the world.  Readers can go from learning to action as global practitioners in impact investing by using the following 7-Step Framework which is articulated in detail in the e-guide.

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New Horizons: Accelerating Sustainable Development through Inclusive Business in Kenya

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

New Horizons:
Accelerating Sustainable Development through Inclusive Business in Kenya

by Business Call to Action (BCtA); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kenya; Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

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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Accelerating Capital to For-profit and Hybrid Enterprises

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

Accelerating Capital to For-profit and Hybrid Enterprises:

by Echoing Green; Enclude

This white paper features learnings from an in-depth study of Echoing Green’s for-profit and hybrid entrepreneur portfolio.  With support from the MacArthur and Kresge Foundations, this analysis involved both a quantitative and qualitative assessment that illustrates enterprises’ current and anticipated funding needs, top barriers to accessing capital, and desired support needs across four Capital Readiness Segments: Seed, Early, Growth, and Scale. The report also contains an in depth case study for each segment. 

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Annual Report 2016

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

Annual Report 2016:

by PUM

PUM's online Annual Report 2016 highlights some best practices from projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa. These best practices will give you more insight into the impact of our advice concerning themes such as Food Security, Corporate Social Responsibility, Partnerships, Female Entrepreneurship, and Aid & Trade.

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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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