Insights from the Impact Programme : Using Technical Assistance to build impactful businesses

June 9, 2017 in Hub-Blog

In late 2012, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) launched the Impact Programme, an initiative aimed at developing new ways to foster the market for impact investment in Africa and South Asia. There are two investment vehicles under the programme: the Impact Fund (IF) and the Impact ... (more...)

Reflections on the effectiveness of TA provided by facilities linked with investment funds

September 20, 2016 in Hub-Blog

There is increasing agreement on the value of dedicated technical assistance (TA) provided alongside investment funds. A recent DFID survey of impact investments[1] found that the majority use technical assistance alongside financial investment, with 64% saying they use TA “often” or “nearly always”. ... (more...)