The sanitation market in a rural context offers very different challenges to the urban setting. The blog by Simon Brossard of Hystra, outlines the next generation of sanitation businesses, and provides a good overview of both urban and rural models with practical examples.
Having reviewed a range of rural sanitation initiatives, as part of wider work for the World Bank on…Continue
Posted on April 11, 2016 at 11:00
Sankalp Africa 2016 kicked off with an inspiring debate bringing forward divergent opinions on the use of soft money in encouraging sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa.
Andia Chakava from Alpha Africa Asset Management and Suleiman Kiggundu from CDC were introduced arguing against soft money. Hugh Scott from AECF and Mark Carrato from USAID took the position that soft money has a role to play in supporting commercial…Continue
Posted on February 25, 2016 at 17:30 — 1 Comment
Posted on October 13, 2015 at 10:30
The growing nature of the impact investment market is well documented in an increasing number of reports and research publications. Investors are optimistic about the range of opportunities that investments in businesses seeking both social or environmental as well as financial returns can provide. But a number of challenges remain. The lack of investable businesses from the investor perspective and gaps in understanding and expectations between investors and entrepreneurs are often cited.…Continue
Posted on September 15, 2015 at 10:00