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(Credit: British Council) SUMMARY: In February 2019, Thailand passed the Social Enterprise Promotion Act. The Act outlines several key components and enabling measures that will be launched to accelerate the growth of its social enterprise sector. With this legislation, Thailand joins other countries from the region like Malaysia and Singapore who have introduced policies, tax […]

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AVPN Policy team with part of the 2019-20 Policy Fellows cohort (Young Kim (Association of Korean Local Governments for Social Economy and Solidarity), Raj Gilda (Lend A Hand India), Hsiao-Wei Wang (in place of Ray Chen; B Current Impact Investments Inc), Ridwansyah Yusuf Achmad (West Java Governor Office), Jessica Tam (Social Enterprise Business Centre – […]

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“India’s impact investing market is largest in Asia (Financing the Future of Asia: Innovations in Sustainable Finance, AVPN).  The union budget for 2019-20 proposes setting up a stock exchange to provide a robust platform for social enterprises and voluntary organisations to raise capital”. 5 min read According to the Brookings Institute recent report, titled “The […]

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In November 2018, the Pakatan Harapan government announced Budget 2019 for Malaysia titled, ‘Credible Malaysia, Dynamic Economy, Prosperous Rakyat’. There was a heavy focus on creating institutional reforms, improving people’s well-being and promoting an entrepreneurial culture in the country.

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In 2018, China’s green bond market witnessed continued and stable growth. The Green Bond Standard Committee was established in December 2018 under the guidance of the People’s Bank of China. It is China’s first self-regulatory coordination mechanism for green bonds, and is expected to play an important role in 2019.

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Recognising the need to enhance Taiwan’s business environment to stay competitive in the global market, the Tsai administration has enacted a series of ambitious policy changes and legal amendments aimed at stimulating innovation and growth. Most fundamental to these goals are the sweeping changes made to the Company Act, that were promulgated into law on August 1

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This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on social impact investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, which set out a distinct typology and framework for social impact investing to differentiate between SII and conventional investments, particularly in terms of explicit and measurable impact goals. Based on findings from research, surveys, interviews, expert […]

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Successful social enterprises from across the Skoll Foundation, Innovation Investment Alliance (IIA), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) portfolios have illuminated key strategies for engaging government partners. So how can funders support social enterprises in using those strategies? This resource provides insights gleaned from the social enterprises and some of their funders.

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About the report: This report summarises insights learned over these flagship policy events of 2018. It addresses common threads of how innovation in both policies and policy approaches can drive inclusive economic growth, and how governments can collaborate with the social investment community to break out of silos and operate with impact despite rigid bureaucratic […]

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Preceding the AVPN India Summit 2018, AVPN organised its first India Policy Forum – a by invitation only half-day forum and workshop on 5 December 2018. Along the themes of Education, Livelihoods and Nutrition, the India Policy Forum aimed to catalyse multi-sector efforts at building a better policy environment for social investment, thus bringing positive development outcomes to aspirational districts and states in […]

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This paper by the National Governors Association (NGA) explores how the Social Impact Bond model can be used to fund public health programs in the USA.

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In partnership with BMW Foundation, UNESCAP, Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN), British Council and Credit Suisse, the annual policy programme this year was built into AVPN’s core programming at the flagship members’ conference. The theme of the policy experience at the Conference, “Policy Innovations to Maximise Impact”, brought light to the policymakers’ role in plenaries, breakout discussions […]

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