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Investment Facilitation in Transitional and Fragile States

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

This report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies outlines how investment in fragile states is vital and the current barriers to such investment. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Africa  Global  impact investing  Sector publication 

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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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Private Capital for Social Outcomes: Identifying More Opportunities for Impact Investment in International Development

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

The International Development Working Group is one of four thematic Working Groups of the independent Social Impact Investment Taskforce established in June 2013 under the UK’s presidency of the G8. The International Development Working Group, composed of experts in international development and finance, was created to inform the Taskforce on the role of impact investment in international development, and contribute to the Taskforce’s objectives of reporting on and helping to catalyze the development of a global social impact investment market.

The International Development Working Group brought together development practitioners and investors to explore the ways in which the changing landscape of development is creating new opportunities for effective partnerships to drive improvement in social outcomes. The Working Group assessed how impact investment can help to further drive economic development and improvement on social issues in developing countries. Working Group members agree that there is an opportunity for impact investment, in conjunction with public, private and philanthropic capital, to bring greater effectiveness, innovation, accountability and scale to address some of the world’s toughest challenges. The group presents in this report its key recommendations on some proposed joint initiatives to advance the impact investing market for the benefit of the world’s poor populations.

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Tags:  access to finance  Development  Global  Impact Evaluation  impact investing  Sector publication 

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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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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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GIZ Publications on Inclusive Business

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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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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The Indian Impact Investing Story

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

At Intellecap, we have always been fascinated by the power of entrepreneurship in driving social change. The passion and drive shown by numerous entrepreneurs working with the Base of the Pyramid is one of the most  powerful forces to address the many challenges of access, affordability and livelihoods facing low-income  communities in India. Our own tryst with narrating this entrepreneurial journey began with our first research series ‘Inverting the Pyramid’ from 2007, analyzing the rapid evolution of the microfinance sector in India. We were fortunate to have always been close to all the practitioners in the sector and the series was our effort to provide a robust commentary on the many highs and lows of this sector. 

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Tags:  access to finance  Development  Economic Growth  Environment  impact investing  India  Market Sizing  Sector publication  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Working with Smallholders

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This handbook responds to the challenges agribusinesses face by laying out the business case for working with smallholder farmers. It also provides a framework for decision making and recommends tools and resources for firms engaging with smallholder farmers.This handbook is designed for operational managers who are responsible for integrating smallholder farmers into value chains as suppliers , clients, or customers. Although the handbook is designed for the private sector, it may also be useful to governmental or nongovernmental agricultural development programs working with smallholders.

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Tags:  access to finance  Agriculture  Development  Economic Growth  Entrepreneurship  Global  impact investing  Sector publication 

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GSBI: Social Enterprise Stage Assessment

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The GSBI Social Enterprise Stage Assessment Tool is designed to guide the development of a social enterprise from conception to full-scale implementation. It has four intended uses: 1. Designing methodology and content for social enterprise accelerator programs 2. Mentoring of social enterprises 3. Benchmarking social enterprises to track their progress over time 4. Selecting social enterprises for awards and accelerator programs.

The stage distinction is useful because it acknowledges that enterprises at each stage will have common characteristics and have different needs, including different capital requirements, than enterprises at other stages. This GSBI Social Enterprise Stage Assessment Tool builds on these definitions by providing a next level of detail that describes the characteristics of enterprises at each stage. This characterization allows social entrepreneurs and those working with them to identify and address gaps in the enterprise’s development as they create a business plan and seek investment to reach the next stage of growth.

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Tags:  impact investing  Sector publication  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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