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AVPN Policy engages a critical perspective in the social economy – policy – in the work that AVPN and its members are doing to build the social economy. It offers a convening platform, a community of champions of the social economy, and practical learning opportunities to support governments, policymakers and policy influencers to build an enabling environment for the social economy to flourish.

Why engage with Policy

Policy can intervene
at different levels

Policy action has
wide-ranging effect
across impact areas

Emerging cadre of
policymakers keen to

How We Engage Policy

AVPN Social Economy Policy Framework

Greater social impact and sustainable development needs the full force of effective policies as those decisions can catalyse or stunt the growth of socially impactful investments and related forms of capital.

AVPN leverages a five-pronged framework to consider how policy can affect the social economy. Join us in gathering perspectives and resources from various stakeholders mapped and aligned to our Social Economy Policy Framework.

Establishing leadership and building alliances within and outside the government to take ownership over the social economy agenda.

E.g. Policy statements, Cross-ministry committees, Public private sector alliances, Multilateral agency committees.

Enabling policies to build up the capabilities and knowledge of key stakeholders in social economy to create greater social impact

E.g. Investment in building centres for excellence, capability development of social entrepreneurs, knowledge development, incubators and accelerators

Enhancing policies that unlock or mobilise capital that fund social economy initiatives and stakeholders, across a continuum of capital instruments

E.g. Government-funded social investment funds, matching incentives for social investment, tax incentives, government grant programmes, unlocking CSR capital

Developing a policy environment to create market opportunities for social businesses to improve their revenue opportunities and market outreach

E.g. Social procurement, trademarking, consumer platforms, advocacy campaigns, data collection and analysis

Policies that introduce legislation and regulations that impact the social economy, including but not limited to fiscal and monetary policy measures

E.g. Certification system, legal framework and recognition, legal structure, philanthropy regulations, social investment regulations, small business regulations

AVPN Policy Insights

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