African expert hails continent’s first social and solidarity economy strategy for acknowledging those social entrepreneurs who are most isolated from policymakers, but most connected with their communities, at SEWF Policy Forum.
Climate finance providers need to adopt a more flexible approach in Africa – working towards a "public good" of investments that benefit all – or risk being part of a longstanding impasse on the continent, says development economist Anzetse Were.
Larger businesses are often seen as the better investment bet. But for more resilient economies, we must focus on helping SMEs to flourish. GSG's Krisztina Tora on lessons from pioneering efforts in Zambia and Ghana.
BRAC International Microfinance – which provides financial services to ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’ customers, particularly women living in poverty – set to “grow significantly” and expand into three new countries over the next five years.
PLUS: Japan’s banks team up for impact; €32m to support African health entrepreneurs; John Lewis and Hubbub join forces for the circular economy, and more – all the deals you need to know about this month.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM More than 11,000 refugees access sports and much more in the first club created by KLABU. Now – with the backing of Paris-Saint-Germain FC – the social entrepreneur has his eye on a much bigger goal.