Women's Entrepreneurship

Trendy jewelry made in African slums goes international: A Kenyan Startup company has used mobile technology to link local artisans with global markets. The company, founded and managed by women, distributes some of Africa's coolest fashion...

Access to Finance

infoDev debuts a new study on the state of financing for highly innovative, high growth start-ups (HI start-ups)  in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nepal. The study provides a critical knowledgebase on the landscape in financing in these...

Climate Technology

In the Caribbean, the insatiable demand for fuel for cooking and fragrant woods for smoking meat poses a significant threat to the environment and the local economy. Old forests are disappearing while the cultivation of high-value products...

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

As rapid urbanization will soon cause more than 50% of Africans to live in cities, the World Bank estimates that continent’s food market will be worth $1 trillion by 2030. Over the next decade, agribusiness in...

Mobile Innovation

This report is an assessment of the overall effects of infoDev’s mobile application labs (mLabs). mLabs are specialized mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities offering physical workspace, mentoring and coaching, devices for...

SUCCESS STORIES

Shortly before graduation from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus in 2012, Gaitrie Satnarain looked around and...
In 2010, Judith Owigar formed Akirachix together with three other women and won an infoDev grant that same year. Of course, it hasn’...
From playing Hockey to Fighting Crime, nothing can stop Catherine Kiguru  From her charming smile and her upbeat personality...

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

infoDev publishes a new report that documents lessons from its virtual incubation pilots and provides...
A new partnership to recruit and nurture the next generation of talented mobile entrepreneurs in the...
Hanoi, Vietnam, May 12, 2014 - Vietnamese startups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in...
For the fourth consecutive year, infoDev, a global entrepreneurship program in the World Bank Group...

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ABOUT infoDev

infoDev, a global multi-donor program in the World Bank Group, supports growth-oriented entrepreneurs through business incubators and innovation hubs. It assists entrepreneurs secure appropriate early-stage financing; convening entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, mentors and other stakeholders for dialogue and action. We also produce cutting-edge knowledge products, closely linked to our work on the ground.