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Innovative Finance

Access to finance is one of the most frequent challenges cited by social entrepreneurs and enterprises as a barrier to their setup and growth. A part of the challenge lies in the conception and separation of resource-providers and resource-receivers which tends to replicate mainstream financial systems. The result is restrictive financing processes and products that benefit some, but exclude many. Bringing social finance provision in line with the needs of social enterprises, in all their variety, can be stimulated by business environment reform and changes to the investment climate. The ICR Facility draws on insights from across African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to help recast the relationship between social financers and financed as a partnership that works for all. 

ICReports

Social Enterprise and Inclusive Business in ACP Countries: variety and access to finance

Honour loans: a comprehensive mechanism to foster development by supporting MSMEs

Webinar Recordings

Not One Size Fits All: The Varying Needs of Social Enterprises and Inclusive Businesses

Democratising access to social finance

Opportunities and challenges for crowdfunding in ACP countries

Democratising access to social finance Green and Social Enterprises in the Pacific and the Caribbean

Loans on Honor: a comprehensive mechanism to foster development by supporting MSMEs

Startup Acts: an emerging instrument to foster the development of innovative high-growth firms