The past three years have seen a surge of new social enterprises in Algeria as state support for startups grows - but they need clearer recognition and support to survive in a “jungle” of for-profit competitors, new report shows.
New research collates evidence from seven countries and territories in South East Asia. It reveals that a diverse range of social enterprises are trading across all sectors of economy and that women and young people are taking the lead.
Social unrest and Covid-19 have interrupted Hong Kong’s strong upward trend in the formation of new social enterprises, new research suggests – but experts believe that with the right support the sector can continue to flourish.
Thailand’s government has pushed through legislation to support social enterprises drive the country’s economic and social progress, but more needs to be done as gaps between investors’ position and government agenda remain.
Creative and social enterprises in Indonesia are helping to build an inclusive economy. And now, in preparation for the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, the government has pledged to support their growth.
Many Jamaican social enterprises are helping reduce crime by supporting young people to pursue their passions and get good jobs. Two trailblazing social entrepreneurs tell us about their successes and the challenges that they still face.