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Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 24, 2018

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action
by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)


The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) published a new report in September 2018, Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action, that reiterates the need for impact investors to raise and direct new capital to help meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. With an estimated $5-7 trillion needed annually to achieve the goals, it is clear that more capital, deployed by investors whose aims align with these goals, is an absolute requirement. The report, released in advance of the agenda for the UN’s Global Goals Week, Sept. 22-29, showcases the potential for impact investing to catalyze progress towards these goals.

 

 

 

Tags:  2018  impact investing  SDGs 

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Responsible Digital Credit

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 9, 2018

Responsible Digital Credit
John Owens
Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION and the Smart Campaign

The rise of digital banking means that an increasing number of customers in unbanked and underbanked low-income markets can now borrow, save, or pay for goods and services using their mobile phones. But while digital finance products offer a convenient way for consumers to access cash for personal or business expenses, they also present risks. This report highlights the challenges surrounding these services and identifies best practices and standards for responsible digital credit, providing recommendations on how to best navigate the intersection of digital financial services and consumer protection.

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Tags:  2018  credit  digital 

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Inclusive Business in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 9, 2018

Inclusive Business in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Markus Dietrich
ADB

Although inclusive business (IB) is primarily private sector driven, governments play an essential role in creating an enabling environment for IB and its contribution to achieving sustainable, inclusive economic growth and development. This report recognizes that highlighting factors such as institutional development, investment climate, access to health care and education, and social protection for rural development and poverty alleviation would aid the Asian and Pacific region in achieving inclusive growth.

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Tags:  2018  asia  cooperation  inclusive business 

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia
GIIN and Intellecap

This report is the first-ever detailed analysis of impact investing activity across Southeast Asia. It provides deep insight into the three most active markets in the region: Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and a broader regional overview of the remaining eight countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

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Tags:  2018  impact investing  indonesia  landscape  philippines  southeast asia  vietnam 

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Nudging the Investment Ecosystem by Incentivizing Impact

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Nudging the Investment Ecosystem by Incentivizing Impact
Intellecap

This paper is a summary of fresh ideas on how to channel more capital into impact investing and incentivize impact creation. Building on insights generated by experts at the BMZ hosted conference Financing Global Development – Leveraging Impact Investing for the SDGs, the paper furthers the conversation on Impact Measurement and Management, IMM 2.0, through brainstorming practical ideas and viewpoints in the impact investing value chain: those who provide capital, those who manage it, and those who receive it. This included close to 50 stakeholders, including fund managers, DFIs, intermediaries, entrepreneurs, governments, CSOs and others.

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Tags:  2018  ecosystem  impact  impact investing 

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Impact Investing in Africa: A Case Study on East Africa

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 2, 2018

Impact Investing in Africa: A Case Study on East Africa
Dr. Jamie Van Leeuwen and Mr. Michael Feinberg
Wilson Center 

In this policy paper, Public Policy Fellow Jamie Van Leeuwen and Michael Feinberg analyze the case study of Staffable, a social impact company in Kampala, Uganda and their approach to measuring the efficacy of social impact. They provide policy recommendations on how philanthropists, investors, and non-governmental organizations can standardize performance metrics to measure social impact investing, as well as recommend investments in workforce development in order to reduce dependency. 

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Tags:  Africa  east africa  impact investing  social impact 

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Accelerating Youth-Led Enterprises in Nigeria

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Accelerating Youth-Led Enterprises in Nigeria
GALI

This knowledge brief seeks to capture information about incubators and accelerators in Nigeria and how they support youth-led enterprises. The brief was developed using Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) data alongside interviews and stakeholder meetings held in Lagos and Abuja with support from Oxfam in Nigeria.

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Tags:  2018  accelerators  africa  ANDE publication  gali  nigeria  youth 

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State of the Small & Growing Business Sector 2017

Posted By Brianna Losoya, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2018

State of the Small & Growing Business Sector:

2017 Impact Report

by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs 

Since 2009 ANDE has been tracking the state of the small and growing business (SGB) sector to assess its growth and impact on emerging market economies. This year’s report begins with an overview of SGB intermediaries in 2017. including data on capacity development services, direct investments into SGBs, and donor funding. Next, the report focuses on trends and activities at ANDE’s seven regional chapters that were active in 2017: Brazil, Central America/Mexico, East Africa, East and Southeast Asia, India, South Africa, and West Africa.  

Here are some report insights. Check out the report to get the full picture.

Capacity Development Services

  • Over half of ANDE members say they prioritize gender inclusion. Of the capacity development providers that completed the survey, 77 percent said they prioritize gender inclusion, as opposed to 54 percent of investors.
  • GALI has identified over 500 accelerators working globally, at least 218 of which operate in emerging markets. 
  • Corporate foundations are important funders in the sector, and corporate social responsibility units often facilitate important capacity development services. However, data shows that the majority of ANDE member partnerships focus on the corporation’s core business unit.

SGB Investing

  • Over 400 investment vehicles have launched in the past 10 years that invest in emerging market SGBs, with an estimated US $11 billion in committed capital.
  • Forty-seven investment vehicles launched in 2017, and a third of these focus on the information, communications, and technology (ICT) sector.
  • According to the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA), US $217 million was invested in deals US $2 million and under in 2017, which represents 21 percent of total emerging market deals.

Donor Funding for the SGB Sector

  • In 2016, Funding for SMEs declined to US $3.7 billion from US $4.1 billion in 2015.
  • European donors and institutions continued to make up 80 percent of all donor disbursements to SMEs in 2016.
  • In 2016, Turkey received the most SME funding for the third consecutive year, receiving one third of all funding allocated to SMEs from 2012 to 2016.

Regional Insights

ANDE’s regional chapters promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among local ANDE members and support regional activities and advocacy efforts that support SGBs in the region. This section of the report highlights data on each entrepreneurial ecosystem, and regional leaders’ perspectives on key trends for each region. 

 

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Tags:  2017  ANDE publication  impact  sector publication  sgb  sme  Social Entrepreneurship  State 

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Acceleration in India

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Acceleration in India
Initial Data from Indian Startups
GALI

In partnership with the ANDE India Chapter, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in India. This data summary includes information from 1,214 ventures operating in India, contributed by 26 accelerators.

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Tags:  2018  accelerators  ANDE publication  gali  india  startup 

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Financial Inclusion Hype vs. Reality: Deconstructing the 2017 Findex Results

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Financial Inclusion Hype vs. Reality: Deconstructing the 2017 Findex Results
Center for Financial Inclusion

This report spotlights key financial inclusion indicators, including account usage, borrowing, saving and resilience, among others, and takes an in-depth look at six countries that help tell the story of financial inclusion progress around the world. In short, we find that after correcting for account dormancy in developing countries, account growth has slowed, the access-usage gap is widening, credit is flat and savings is declining. A bright spot, however, is the proliferation in the use of digital payments.

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Tags:  2018  Access to Finance 

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