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Social entrepreneurs are passionate people who relentlessly nurture and grow entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s toughest problems.

Social entrepreneurship is generating ever increasing interest as an innovative and sustainable approach to development, job creation and poverty alleviation.

The social entrepreneurship ecosystem is growing: new support organisations are setting up; donors, investors, development agencies and governments are joining the space. However, the ecosystem remains fragmented, hindering its development:

  • Activities are disconnected and lack comparability
  • Best practices are difficult to identify, evidence or access.
  • Finally, focus is often on “rock stars” who are already successful and operating at scale, while potentially world-changing ideas lack attention and appropriate support to grow into scalable, impactful ventures.

If we want to harness the full potential of social entrepreneurship, we need to address these challenges collectively.

Read the full report here.