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Promoting a resilient and inclusive private sector in fragile contexts: A case study of selected African countries

Estimates say that more than 80% of the world’s poorest people will live in fragile contexts by 2030. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development notes that 38 of the world’s 58 fragile countries are in Africa, accounting for 28% of the continent’s population. If the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, a transformative change that will unleash the economic potential of Africa’s fragile countries and positively affect local communities is needed.

Promoting a resilient and sustainable-for-impact private sector is of critical importance. This project will develop a better understanding of the impact-investing ecosystem in selected fragile African economies. It will shed light on their specificities and document impact investing opportunities and challenges. The research team will also design impact investing models and ecosystem building strategies. Findings will provide materials for a detailed report and will inform stakeholder engagement at key fora in Africa and Asia.

Project ID
Project Status
End Date
12 months
IDRC Officer
Flaubert Mbiekop
Total Funding
CA$ 289,300.00
South Asia
South of Sahara
Institution Country
Project Leader
Karnika Yadav
Intellecap Advisory Services Private Limited