About infoDev

About infoDev

An Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program of the World Bank Group

Entrepreneurs in developing countries face many challenges in their journey to launch high-growth companies. Yet when they succeed, entrepreneurs can act as powerful agents of change—creating jobs, boosting economic development, and delivering essential products and services to those who need them most.

infoDev is a multi-donor program in the World Bank Group that supports entrepreneurs in developing economies. We oversee a global network of business incubators for climate technology, agribusiness, and digital entrepreneurship.

Through Climate Innovation Centers, Mobile Application Labs (mLabs), and Agribusiness Innovation Centers, we connect entrepreneurs with the knowledge, funding, and markets they need to grow their businesses. Our inspiring clients work in the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Vietnam, and more.

infoDev serves its clients, partners, and the development community by:

  • Piloting programs to accelerate the growth of agribusiness, climate technology, and digital start-ups in developing countries
  • Publishing toolkits and case studies to share knowledge about business incubation, access to finance, and the characteristics of high-growth entrepreneurs
  • Promoting inclusive strategies for women, minorities, youth, people living in extreme poverty, and other marginalized groups

Interested in learning more about our work with entrepreneurs? Explore our featured entrepreneurs and 2014-15 annual report, or read about our agribusiness, climate technology, and digital entrepreneurship programs.

infoDev was founded as an ICT-for-development research leader in 1995. Our ambitious agenda is made possible thanks to generous support by bilateral donors and private sector partners.

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