125 of the world’s largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, foundations, development finance institutions, and pension funds surveyed by J.P.
"Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
Today Jean-Michel Severino will take part at the European Development Days 2013, on the subject " Financing beyond ODA - How better mobilize all resources for development financing? "
Mc Kinsey plublished a report intitled "Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa ".
"The funding gap for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries reached 2,000 billion dollars," according to the report of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Investing in the Missing Middle for Poverty Alleviation: Small and Growing Businesses, the subject of the ANDE report
Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs), defined as growth-oriented firms employing between 5 and 250 people, and seeking between $20,000 and $2 million in investment capital. These are small firms with the potential to grow and generate economic development and job creation, but face constraints to human capital, access to finance, access to markets, and other barriers.
Article by Jean-Michel Severino and Pierrick Baraton
This 2013 report is organized in 4 chapters:
- Africa’s rise is real
- However, FDI numbers do not fully reflect the broader growth story
- The perception gap remains a barrier for new investors
- Focus on enabling those already doing business in Africa
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The survey on European Venture Philanthropy has been released by EVPA, of which I&P is now a member.