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The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2012

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This year’s Index of Global Philanthropy and Remit- tances chronicles the continued growth of private financial flows to the developing world and how new forms of giving are poised to change the face of international philanthropy and global foreign aid as we know it today. Among the highlights of the Center for Global Prosperity’s 7th annual Index are:

-Global philanthropy, remittances, and private capital investment totaled $575 billion in 2010 (latest available data), accounting for 82% of the developed world’s eco- nomic dealings with developing countries. While gov- ernment aid grew to one of its highest levels at $128 billion, it accounted for only 18% of total financial flows and continues to be a minority shareholder in the inter- national development landscape.

-Private capital investment flows from all donors, on the heels of the economic recession, regained their posi- tion of prominence at $329 billion, a substantial increase from $228 billion in 2009.

-Total remittances from all Development Assistance Committee (DAC )donors to the developing world were $190 billion, a 9% increase from $174 billion in 2009, once again showing how this steady and stable financial flow is a lifeline to the poor in tough economic times.

-Total philanthropy, while underestimated because many DAC donor countries are still not properly meas- uring it, was $56 billion in 2010, a gain of $3 billion from the previous year. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  Sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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ANDE 2011 Impact Report

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

ANDE’s 2011 report on small and growing businesses (SGB) reveals progress and strides in building a new kind of investment community that is committed to both social and financial returns. The 2011 Impact Report is a one-of-a-kind publication offering data on the current state of the SGB sector, the impact of ANDE’s members, and a comprehensive review of its work this past year. 

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Tags:  access to finance  ANDE publication  Development  Economic Growth  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  SGB  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Wield entrepreneurship as key foreign policy tool

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012
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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This paper examines how the weakening of the global recovery in 2012 and 2013 has further aggravated the youth jobs crisis and the queues for available jobs have become longer and longer for some unfortunate young jobseekers. So long, in fact, that many youth are giving up on the job search. The prolonged jobs crisis also forces the current generation of youth to be less selective about the type of job they are prepared to accept, a tendency that was already evident before the crisis. Increasing numbers of youth are now turning to available part-time jobs or find themselves stuck in temporary employment. Secure jobs, which were once the norm for previous generations – at least in the advanced economies – have become less easily accessible for today’s youth. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Development  Entrepreneurship  Global  Jobs  Sector publication  youth 

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Early Stage Social Enterprise EcoSystem Workshop

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 21, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This is a summary of a workshop held in Nairobi December 4-6, 2012. Stakeholders from across the early-stage enterprise ecosystem convened to identify & design high-leverage initiatives that could strengthen support for enterprises through development stages to achieve scale and build sustainably in order to provide broad solutions for large, disadvantaged populations.

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Tags:  accelerators  Africa  Base of the Pyramid  BoP  Development  Economic Growth  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Philanthropy; impact investing  Sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Innovations - Bridging the "Pioneer Gap"

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Village Capital believes there is a pressing need for a more holistic, evidence-based approach to leveraging the potential of incubators and accelerators and to understanding what makes them successful. 

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Tags:  accelerators  access to finance  ANDE publication  Entrepreneurship  Global  Impact Evaluation  impact investing  Investors 

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Early-Stage Company Growth Dynamics

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Entrepreneurs are key drivers of economic and social progress. Rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are often viewed as important sources of innovation, productivity growth and employment (small and medium-sized enterprises account for a high percentage of all jobs in emerging economies). Many governments are therefore trying to actively promote entrepreneurship through various forms of support.The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Stanford University, Ernst & Young and Endeavor, surveyed over 1,000 entrepreneurs from around the globe with the goal of better understanding how successful entrepreneurial companies speed access to new markets and become scalable, high-growth businesses. Executive case studies for 43 early-stage companies from 23 different countries were developed to enrich the feedback from the survey.

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Tags:  accelerators  Economic Growth  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Global  private sector development  Sector publication  SGB  SME 

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Market Led Approach to Rural Sanitation (Monitor Inclusive Markets)

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lack of sanitation is an acute issue in India, where close to 600Mn people defecate in the open, and 67% of rural households do not have toilets. Efforts are being made to address this issue – the Government of India subsidizes rural toilet construction through the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan campaign (previously known as the Total Sanitation Campaign, or TSC) and over the years has approved funding of over INR 200 Bn (USD 4Bn). However, less than 60% of these funds have actually been used. Also, data from the Census indicates that a significant proportion of the TSC toilets that are reported to have been constructed may be non-existent or not in use.

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Tags:  access to finance  Entrepreneurship  Poverty  Sector publication  SME  Water 

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Root Capital: Applying a Gender Lens to Agriculture Farmers, Leaders, and Hidden Influencers in the Rural Economy

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

In this issue brief, the second in Root Capital’s Issue Brief Series, we share our experience of applying a gender lens to our work in smallholder agricultural finance. Through our Women in Agriculture Initiative, we have been able to better understand the areas in which we know we support women (as farmers, agro-processing employees, and leaders). This work has also identified new areas for potential impact that further foster economic empowerment for women, underscoring the vital nature of women in less conspicuous — but high-impact — roles and positions. We call these protagonists “hidden influencers,” and in agriculture they include midlevel managers at agricultural businesses, agronomists, leaders of farmer networks, and agrodealers. While much of the discussion to date among impact investors and development practitioners has been focused on the two ends of the spectrum – women as leaders and women at the base of the economic pyramid – we have seen that women in the middle play critical roles. We seek to expand the dialogue in impact investing and international development to document, celebrate, and support these hidden influencers. 

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Tags:  Agriculture  Case Studies  Development  Entrepreneurship  Global  Sector publication  Women 

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Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The world is on the brink of a revolution in how we solve society’s toughest problems. The force driving this revolution is “impact investing”, which harnesses entrepreneurship, innovation and capital to power social progress. This report, Impact Investing: The Invisible Heart of Markets – Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital for public good, examines what is needed to catalyse the growth of a global market for impact investment. It makes recommendations that can be implemented across Taskforce countries and beyond to deliver better social outcomes and improve millions of lives across the world. 

The crash of 2008 highlighted the need for a renewed effort to ensure that finance helps build a healthy society rather than endanger it. This requires a paradigm shift in capital market thinking, from two-dimensions to three. By bringing a third dimension, impact, to the traditional capital market priorities of risk and return, impact investing has the potential to transform our ability to build a better society for all.

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Tags:  access to finance  ecosystem  Entrepreneurship  Global  Impact Evaluation  impact investing  Policy  Sector publication 

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