Some say, if you can’t measure it, it didn’t happen. But it’s a real challenge to assess social impact. A partnership in South Africa aims to introduce impact measurement and management techniques to grassroots creative and social entrepreneurs.
Investment-worthy but not investment-ready – this is a common problem among start-ups all over the world. In Pakistan a new toolkit is helping to create a more supportive environment for fledgling businesses.
Awareness of the contribution that social and creative entrepreneurs can make to Pakistan’s development could be about to take off, thanks to an experiment in helping people make their business dreams a reality.
With more than 17,000 islands and 300 languages, Indonesia proved a challenging country in which to deliver a national social enterprise bootcamp. But having learned many valuable lessons, a similar project is now planned for Scotland.
Domestic workers are one of society’s greatest frontiers of untapped human potential. A partnership between organisations in South Africa and east London has been helping women to start their own creative businesses.
In Indonesia, where disabled people often face discrimination, a collaborative project run by two social enterprises has supported entrepreneurial creative people with physical and mental disabilities to use their art to empower themselves.
A new wave of creative energy is helping to regenerate part of South Africa’s largest city – and a dose of inspiration and experience from people who have done the same thing in the UK’s port city of Plymouth is helping move things along.